Social media plays role in Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 tragedy

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Thursday, July 17, 2014
Being the airplane manufacturer of flight MH17, Boeing responded just as reports were coming in.
After the crash was confirmed, Boeing offered their condolences.
Malaysia Airlines first reported losing contact with MH17.
Twitter users adopted #prayforMH17 as a hashtag.
Twitter celebrity, YepillPosts tweeted this image.
Twitter responses to YepillPosts.
A Kuala Lumpur citizen reacts.
Moscow-based freelance journalist, Noah Sneider, tweeted on the scene.
Moscow-based freelance journalist, Noah Sneider, tweeted on the scene.
TV personality, Montel, asks followers to keep cool heads in this situation.
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Being the airplane manufacturer of flight MH17, Boeing responded just as reports were coming in.
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News first broke of the tragic MH 17 crash when Malaysia Airlines posted on its Twitter feed that it "has lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam. The last known position was over Ukrainian airspace. More details to follow."

At the moment, details as to why the plane crashed are unconfirmed, despite reports of the plane being shot down by several alleged parties. More to follow.