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In pictures: Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine

  • 18 July 2014
  • From the section Europe

A Malaysian airliner with 298 people on board has crashed in Ukraine on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. The following images include some taken at the site of the crash.

A picture taken on 17 July 2014 shows the wreckages of the Malaysian Airliner carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed on Thursday near the settlement of Grabovo, as the Ukrainian government and rebels traded allegations it was shot down.
An Emergencies Ministry member works at the site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash in the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, 17 July 2014
It had been due to enter Russian airspace when contact was lost, Malaysia Airlines said.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 takes off from Schiphol airport near Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 17 July 2014
The plane, pictured here taking off earlier on Thursday, was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.
A man works at putting out a fire at the site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash in the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, 17 July 2014
Rescue workers have been combing through the wreckage of the jet.
A firefighter sprays water to extinguish a fire, on 17 July 2014, from the wreckage of the crashed Malaysian airliner
Overnight, teams worked to extinguish flames from the debris
People light candles at the Malaysian embassy for victims of Malaysia Airlines MH17, which crashed in eastern Ukraine, in Kiev on 17 July 2014
In Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, mourners placed flowers and lit candles outside the Malaysian embassy
Relatives of passengers onboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 from Amsterdam cry as they arrive at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on 18 July 2014
In Kuala Lumpur, meanwhile, relatives of those on board began arriving at the airport to seek information
A closed Malaysia Airlines counter at the Schiphol airport near Amsterdam, 17 July 2014
This is the second plane disaster involving a Malaysia Airlines plane this year. Flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing went missing in March.