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.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed on Thursday near the settlement of Grabovo, as the Ukrainian government and rebels traded allegations it was shot down.
It had been due to enter Russian airspace when contact was lost, Malaysia Airlines said.
The plane, pictured here taking off earlier on Thursday, was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.
Rescue workers have been combing through the wreckage of the jet.
Overnight, teams worked to extinguish flames from the debris
In Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, mourners placed flowers and lit candles outside the Malaysian embassy
In Kuala Lumpur, meanwhile, relatives of those on board began arriving at the airport to seek information
This is the second plane disaster involving a Malaysia Airlines plane this year. Flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing went missing in March.