Nine Britons were among 298 people killed yesterday when a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet was apparently shot down over war-torn Ukraine. Pro-Russian separatists, backed by Moscow, were thought to have downed the airliner, which was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, after mistaking it for a Ukrainian military plane. Full story >>
An airliner is an airplane, usually large, used for transporting passengers and cargo. Such aircraft are most often operated by airlines. • The Airbus A380 is a high-capacity, long-range, twindeck, widebody airliner.