RT America -- July 18, 2014

Nearly 300 were killed on Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 when it was downed Thursday in Eastern Ukraine. Quinn Schansman, a dual US-Dutch citizen, is reportedly the only American national that was on board. Investigators from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe are beginning to arrive at the scene to gather as much information as they can from the wreckage, as RT’s Francisco Guaita reports.

In the wake of the tragic crash of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 in Ukraine this week, critics have wondered aloud why airlines allow planes to fly over dangerous areas. RT Correspondent Meghan Lopez looks for the answer to that question and more.