Anghel was one of 298 people on board the plane. He is believed to be the lone Canadian on board.
The Ukrainian government said the Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down.
The government in Kyiv and pro-Russia separatists fighting in Ukraine's eastern region both denied being responsible for bringing down the plane.
In a statement, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he was "shocked and saddened" to learn of the crash.
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