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Downed Ukraine Jet Becomes Local Tourist Attraction

Image: People standing on the wreckage of a Ukrainian AN-26 military transport plane
People standing on the wreckage of a Ukrainian AN-26 military transport plane after it was shot down by a missile in the village of Davydo-Mykilske, east of Lugansk, on July 14, 2014. DOMINIQUE FAGET / AFP - Getty Images

People standing on the wreckage of a Ukrainian AN-26 military transport plane after it was shot down by a missile in the village of Davydo-Mykilske, near the Russian border, on Monday.

Villagers rushed to the crash site on motorcycles and bikes to see if they could collect parts from the wreckage. Locals said that at least some of the crew were able to parachute from the plane before it hit the ground, but they did not know where they had landed.

Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine's National Defense and Security Council, said two of the crew who survived appeared to have been taken captive.

— Reuters