Planes avoid flying over Ukraine

Passenger planes are avoiding flying over eastern parts of Ukraine to help keep travellers safe.

There has been recently, and on Thursday 17 July a plane crashed in the east of the country near the city of Donetsk.

It's thought the plane was shot down - but so far nobody has admitted responsibility. It's difficult to investigate what really happened because of the fighting there.

It's incredibly rare for something like this to happen, but as a precaution airlines have been told not to fly over eastern parts of Ukraine.

Ayshah reports on what happened.

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