It wasn’t long after news broke that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 had crashed in eastern Ukraine that traditional and social media were both flooded with descriptions of the crash scene, along with photos and videos apparently taken at the spot where the plane came down.
Taken together, they paint a grisly picture of the scene on the ground in the Donetsk region. Early reports say that all 295 aboard – reportedly 280 passengers and 15 crew members – were killed. Below are some of the stills and videos members of the public and journalists have posted on social media sites. It is not possible to verify the authenticity of the images: