Ukraine: Investigation of MH17 crash site continues into the night *GRAPHIC*

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Officials continue to investigate the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which was en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam, after it went down in eastern Ukraine on Thursday. The crash site of the plane was found near the settlement of Grabovo in Donetsk region, located approximated 60 kilometres (37 miles) from the border with Russia.

Some 298 people were reportedly on board the plane, 283 of which were passengers and an additional 15 crew members. A Malaysian Airlines official has said that passengers included 154 Dutch, 27 Australians, 23 Malaysians, 11 Indonesians, six Britons, four Germans, four Belgians, and one Canadian citizen, with the nationalities of the other passengers yet to be confirmed.

The plane was reportedly flying at an altitude of around 10,600 metres (34,700 feet) when ground control lost contact. It has not yet been confirmed how the plane was brought down.

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Tags: MH17, Malaysia airlines, Ukraine, Russia, Ukraine-Russia border, plane crash, war, buk, warzone, east Ukraine, shooting, conflict, dead passengers, Boeing 777, kuala lumpur, Amsterdam, missile

Location: Ukraine