US Secretary of State John Kerry said the US was "horrified" by the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and was reviewing whether any American citizens were on board.
We are horrified by the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
There are no words adequate to express our condolences to the families of the nearly 300 victims.
We offer our sympathies and support to the Governments of Malaysia and the Netherlands at this difficult time, as well as to all those whose citizens may have been on board.
We are reviewing whether any American citizens were aboard the flight.
The United States Government remains prepared to assist with a credible, international investigation any way we can, and we will continue to be in touch with all relevant partners as we seek the facts of what happened today.
Thousands of online users have taken to social media to call for the victims of the Malaysian airliner crash to be returned to loved ones.
United States intelligence officials admitted that they do not know who fired the surface-to-air missile that downed flight MH17.
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