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Saturday, July 26, 2014


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.

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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. 

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Twisted and burned wreckage of the Boeing 777 airliner. 

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

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

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Emergency service workers survey the crash site.

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Charred wreckage strewn across a field.

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

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

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