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Satellite Images Of MH17 Crash Show Just How Close The Plane Came To Hitting A Village

New images from space show that MH17 came down very close to the village of Grabove, in eastern Ukraine.

Posted on July 21, 2014, at 4:50 p.m. ET

New images shot from space of the MH17 crash site released Monday show the devastation of the region following the downing of the Malaysia Airlines plane.

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The photos reveal the sheer scale of the tragedy and how close the plane came to hitting the nearby village of Grabove.

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Analysis by Airbus Defense and Space of the images show that debris traveled up to two miles from the site of the crash.

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Pro-Russian separatists in control of the region have agreed to allow independent international investigators to examine the crash site undeterred, according to reports.

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