In Pics: How Malaysian Airlines MH 17 spelled doom for 298 people

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The Kuala Lumpur-bound Malaysian Airlines MH 17 jetliner was shot down by Buk missile on Thursday when it was flying over Ukraine airspace near the Russian border, leaving all the 298 passengers and crew members on board dead.

The ill-fated flight had taken off from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport.

An Indian origin flight steward was among the 15 crew members on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, media reportes said.

Here are some images of the wreckage of the MH 17 Malaysian Airlines, that shocked the world:

Smoke rises up at a crash site of a passenger plane

Smoke rises up at a crash site of a passenger plane, near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country and plumes of black smoke rose up near a rebel-held village in eastern Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines tweeted that it lost contact with one of its flights as it was traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur over Ukrainian airspace.

Smoke rises from where a Malaysia Airlines

Smoke rises from where a Malaysia Airlines commercial plane crashed in eastern Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014.

A man gestures at a crash site of a passenger plane

A man gestures at a crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Ukraine said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane.

A man walks amongst the debris at the crash site

A man walks amongst the debris at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014.

Ukrainian woman lies down in front of Dutch embassy

Ukrainian woman lies down in front of Dutch embassy holding a poster reading "Putin is a killer", in Kiev,Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. A Malaysian Airlines passenger jet was shot down in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, and both the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebels blamed one another for the attack.

Members of the media surround a relative of a passenger on board

Members of the media surround a relative of a passenger on board the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 that went down in war-torn Ukraine, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia.

Relatives of passengers on flight MH17 board a bus

Relatives of passengers on flight MH17 board a bus to be transported to an unknown location, at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Thursday, July 17, 2014.

A woman reacts to news regarding a Malaysia Airlines

A woman reacts to news regarding a Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed in eastern Ukraine at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Friday, July 18, 2014.

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 takes off from Los Angeles

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 takes off from Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles. The plane, with the tail number 9M-MRD, is the same aircraft that was heading from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, July 17, 2014 when it was shot down near the Ukraine Russia border, according to Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to Ukraine's interior minister.

A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet

A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet with 295 people on board crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border on Thursday. In a tweet, the airline said, "Malaysia Airlines has lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam. The plane said to have been shot down near the Ukraine Russia border, according to Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to Ukraine's interior minister.

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