Malaysian Jetliner Goes Down In Eastern Ukraine
Published 17 July 2014
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.
Twisted and burned wreckage of the Boeing 777 airliner.
Part of the jetliner's engine is visible amid the wreckage.
A man hoses down the burning wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines jet.
Emergency service workers survey the crash site.
Charred wreckage strewn across a field.
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.
A photo reported to be of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as it took off from Schiphol airport near Amsterdam on July 17, 2014.