July 18, 2014 6:48 am

PHOTOS: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crashes in Ukraine

Screenshot via @MatevzNovak

TORONTO – A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying nearly 300 people was shot down Thursday over a town in the east of the country, and Malaysia Airlines tweeted that it lost contact with one of its flights over Ukrainian airspace.

Here’s a look at some of the images shared on social media purporting to be from the scene of the crash site.

People inspect the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014.

AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky

A man walks amongst the debris at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky

People walk amongst the debris at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky

AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky

9: A firefighter sprays water to extinguish a fire, on July 17, 2014 amongst the wreckage 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. Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

Rescuers stand on July 18, 2014 on the site of the crash of a Malaysian airliner carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine. Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

A picture taken on July 17, 2014 shows the wreckages of the malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine.

AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky

A picture taken on July 17, 2014 shows wreckage of the Malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, in rebel-held east Ukraine. Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

A man wearing military fatigues stands next to the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine, on July 17, 2014.

Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

People stand on July 17, 2014, amongst the wreckage 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. Alexander Khudoteply/AFP/Getty Images

A picture taken on July 17, 2014 shows smoke and wreckage of the Malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, in rebel-held east Ukraine. Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

 

A picture taken on July 17, 2014 shows wreckages of the Malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, in rebel-held east Ukraine. Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

A man stands next to the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, in rebel-held east Ukraine, on July 17, 2014. Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

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