PHOTOS: Malaysia Airlines plane crashes in Ukraine

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Photographers Dominique Faget and Alexander Khudoteply with AFP/Getty Images captured these photographs of the Mayalsia Airlines Flight 17 crash in eastern Ukraine.

Vice President Biden says it was shot down while another top government official says it was a missile.

A total of 295 people were on board — 280 passengers and 15 crew members. Several media outlets are reporting that nearly two dozen on board were Americans.

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