Plane incident may bolster Obama against Putin ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page EVERT JAN DANIELS/EPA/Getty images Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima signed a condolence register. Athit Perawongmetha/ REUTERS A woman lit candles at a memorial for victims in Kuala Lumpur. DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images A group of Ukrainian miners assisted the search for victims in a wheat field. ALYONA ZYKINA/EPA A Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 298 people crashed in eastern Ukraine, officials said. Dmitry Lovetsky/AP Passengers' personal luggage was collected at the site of the crash. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Arthur Laumann of the Netherlands held a photo in Amsterdam of family friend Wayan Sujana of Bali. ANASTASIA VLASOVA/EPA Paul Gubarev (third from left), the pro-Russian self-proclaimed governor of the Donetsk region, at the site of the crash. ROMEO GACAD Grieving Indonesian Yuriah Tanzil, sister of flight passenger Ninik Yuriani, held a photo in Jakarta. Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters Members of the Ukrainian Emergency Ministry searched for bodies near the crash scene. Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images Passengers’ belongings are scattered along grass near the town of Shaktarsk, Ukraine, on Friday. SAMSUL SAID/Reuters In Kuala Lumpur, a woman who said she believed her sister was on the flight cried as she waited for more information. MAXIM ZMEYEV/Reuters Both the government and pro-Russia separatists denied any responsibility for downing the aircraft. ROMAN PILIPEY/EPA Bouquets were placed in front of the Dutch embassy in Kiev. The flight was traveling from the Netherlands to Malaysia. ALEXANDER KHUDOTEPLY/AFP/Getty Images The US has concluded that the aircraft was shot down by surface-to-air missiles. MAXIM ZMEYEV/Reuters Separatists stood at the site of the crash in the Donetsk region. DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images The wreckage of the Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine. DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images Wreckage near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine. DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images The plane appeared to have broken up before impact. MAXIM ZMEYEV/Reuters Pieces of the plane at a crash site near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region. MAXIM ZMEYEV/Reuters The site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash in the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region. MAXIM ZMEYEV/Reuters The plane was traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. MAXIM ZMEYEV/Reuters Both the Ukrainian government and separatist rebels denied shooting down the plane. SAMSUL SAID/REUTERS A display showed plane locations around Malaysia at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang. MAXIM ZMEYEV/Reuters Plumes of smoke rose up near a rebel-held village in eastern Ukraine. MAXIM ZMEYEV/Reuters Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called the downing an act of terrorism and called for an international investigation into the crash. MAXIM ZMEYEV/Reuters Malaysia Airlines tweeted that it lost contact with one of its flights as it was traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur over Ukrainian airspace.