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VIDEO: Footage of MH17 crash

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Witnesses have begun posting videos to Youtube of the moment that Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crashed in East Ukraine.

Incredible raw footage shows giant pieces of smoking wreckage, including the tail of the plane, scattered around a field in the area of Torez.

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The video shows parts of the plane on fire, and locals recovering passports of some of the 298 people onboard.

Warning: this video contains graphic content.

More raw footage posted to Youtube shows smoking debris at the wreckage site, with shocked locals looking on.

All 298 people onboard the Malaysian Airlines plane, which was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, were killed.

Amateur video shows the exact moment that MH17 went down, capturing the giant fireball and thick plumes of black smoke billowing into the sky.

Reports suggest that there was up to 27 Australian onboard the plane.

Tony Abbott said that the Australian government would be offering every support to people affected by the tragedy.

Mr Abbott said that he had access to reports which suggested that there was strong evidence that the plane had been brought down by a missile.

American President Barack Obama said the event was a “terrible tragedy” and that the United States would offer any assistance they could to try and determine what happened.