New Video: First Moments After MH17 Crash

A new video which claims to show the first moments after the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crashed in rebel-held eastern Ukraine last July, has surfaced.



A report by the Associated Press says the amateur footage was filmed by a resident of Hrabove, the village where most of the passenger plane's debris fell after it was allegedly shot down by a missile fired by separatists.

The video shows villagers trying to put out the fire from some wreckage of the ill-fated aircraft.

The Boeing 777 was on its way to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam, flying at an altitude of 33,000 feet, when it was hit in the afternoon of July 17. All 298 people aboard died.

Prior to the posting of the raw video, Russian television stations Channel One and Rossiya TV aired a satellite image that purportedly shows a Ukranian fighter jet firing a missile towards MH17.

The photo was reportedly obtained from the Russian Union of Engineers, a Moscow-based organization, which received it through email sent by an alleged aviation expert. Many believed that the image was fake.
New Video: First Moments After MH17 Crash