Emirates Airline officials said a Kiev-bound flight returned to Dubai on Thursday after Flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine. All flights to Kiev have been suspended, effective immediately, and will remain so until further notice. An official statement released by the Dubai-based airline said the safety of crew and passengers is of utmost importance and airline officials will keep a close eye on the situation.
Flights to and from the U.S. and other destinations followed a different flight route and didn’t fly over the area where the plane was downed.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the incident.
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