Biden: Malaysian Plane Was ‘Blown Out Of The Sky’

Vice President Joe Biden provided further confirmation Thursday that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down in eastern Ukraine.

“We don’t have all the detail yet. I want to be sure of what I say. Apparently, have been shot down. Not an accident. Blown out of the sky,” Biden said during a speech at the Netroots Nation conference in Detroit.

An unnamed U.S. official told multiple media outlets that the passenger jet was shot down by a surface-to-air missile.

Both Ukrainian and pro-Russian forces have denied responsibility for the crash.