10 heart wrenching photos from the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash

By admin
18 July 2014

Our hearts go out to those who lost loved ones aboard the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

All 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are dead, after the plane was allegedly gunned down by a suspected Russian-made surface-to-air missile. The Ukrainian government has denounced it an "act of terror", and the world watches in utter shock as the smoke begins to clear and a better understanding of the causes behind the crash begin to take shape.

The plane was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, and was hit at an altitude of 33, 000 feet.

Here are 10 of the most vivid, heart breaking photos of the crash scene and of the aftermath.

 

The MH17 aeroplane leaving the Schipol Airport in Schipol, the Netherlands, on July 17, 2014. Malaysia Airlines 'lost contact' with the plane over eastern Ukraine. A scene from the crash site. Pro-Russian rebels fighting central Kiev authorities claimed that the airline had been shot down by a Ukrainian jet. A photograph from the crash site. The smoke rises from the wreckage. A man wearing military fatigues points to the wreckage. Bodies lie twisted among the wreckage. Luggage belonging to passengers aboard flight MH17. that went down yesterday in Ukraine.
People lay flowers and light candles for the victims aboard the crashed plane in front of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Kiev. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on July 17 that the Malaysia Airlines jet that crashed over rebel-held eastern Ukraine may have been shot down.
People search for bodies in the field where the Malaysia Airlines plane crashed, a day after the flight went down.

Sources: washingtonpost.com, politico.com

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