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Piers Morgan Suspects Malaysia Flight 370 Was Also ‘Shot Down’


CNN’s initial breaking news coverage of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash in Ukraine has mostly stayed away from drawing parallels to that other Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared earlier this year. Beyond mentioning the “coincidence” that both planes were operated by the same airline, hosts and experts on that network have avoided speculating on a connection.

But former CNN’er Piers Morgan has not hesitated to do just that on his Twitter feed. Shortly after news broke on Thursday morning, he sent out this series of tweets:

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Reports that the plane was shot down have not been confirmed by Malaysian officials, but according to one adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister, the plane was flying at 33,000 feet when it was hot by a missile fired from a Buk launcher, which can reach up to 72,000 feet.

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