Accessibility links

Malaysian Jetliner Goes Down In Eastern Ukraine

A Malaysian passenger plane has crashed in eastern Ukraine where government forces are fighting pro-Russian separatists, amid claims the aircraft was shot down. The Boeing 777 carried about 300 passengers and crew and all are believe to have died.

A pro-Russian separatist fighter stands at a site of the Malaysia Airlines plane crash in the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region. Shortly before the crash, a separatist leader boasted on social media that his men had shot down an aircraft. Later, the self-styled prime minister of the self-declared "Donetsk People's Republic," Aleksandr Borodai, claimed the Ukrainian air force shot down the plane. 
1

A pro-Russian separatist fighter stands at a site of the Malaysia Airlines plane crash in the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region. Shortly before the crash, a separatist leader boasted on social media that his men had shot down an aircraft. Later, the self-styled prime minister of the self-declared "Donetsk People's Republic," Aleksandr Borodai, claimed the Ukrainian air force shot down the plane. 

Twisted and burned wreckage of the Boeing 777 airliner. 
2

Twisted and burned wreckage of the Boeing 777 airliner. 

Part of the jetliner's engine is visible amid the wreckage.
3

Part of the jetliner's engine is visible amid the wreckage.

A man hoses down the burning wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines jet.
4

A man hoses down the burning wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines jet.

Emergency service workers survey the crash site.
5

Emergency service workers survey the crash site.

Charred wreckage strewn across a field.
6

Charred wreckage strewn across a field.

A man stands next to a large piece of the destroyed plane.
7

A man stands next to a large piece of the destroyed plane.

Malaysia Airlines markings are clearly visible on what appears to be a piece of the plane's tail.
8

Malaysia Airlines markings are clearly visible on what appears to be a piece of the plane's tail.

A photo reported to be of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as it took off from Schiphol airport near Amsterdam on July 17, 2014.
9

A photo reported to be of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as it took off from Schiphol airport near Amsterdam on July 17, 2014.

XS
SM
MD
LG