State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki on Thursday said she could not yet confirm whether there were any Americans on board the Malaysian plane that went down in Ukraine.
Psaki said that the State Department did not have any news on the plane beyond media reports. She was not aware of any calls Secretary of State John Kerry has made on the matter.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to those on board,” she said during a State Department briefing.
She said the department was closely monitoring the situation and will provide updates when they are available.
This post has been updated.