Horrifying details of Flight MH 17 bodies falling from the sky after the Malaysia Airlines crash in Eastern Ukraine Thursday have come to light in the wake of recovery efforts. Many villagers around the crash site are left with terrible memories after a surface-to-air missile struck down a Boeing 777 over large stretches of farmland.
Some living in this region of the Ukraine had remains of victims falling onto their houses or in their backyard and fields. In one witness account from Irinia Tipunova, 65, she explains what happened in her home. According to NBC News on July 18, this is what Tipunova recounts from the body that came crashing through her home:
“There was a howling noise and everything started to rattle. Then objects started falling out of the sky. And then I heard a roar and she landed in the bedroom. The roof was broken.”
“The dead woman’s naked body was still lying inside the house, next to a bed. The body’s still here because they told me to wait for experts to come and get it.”
About 330 feet from the woman’s home are more bodies laying in wheat fields.
In another instance, a woman who didn’t reveal her name, says:
“I opened the door and I saw people falling. One fell in my vegetable patch.”
In another account by Vsevolod Petrovsky, who visited the crash scene, many of the MH 17 bodies were naked and the pilot was still strapped in his seat. Petrovsky says that one body broke into the thin roof of someone’s terrace. It was the naked corpse of a woman covered in leaves.
Petrovsky goes on to say that many of the bodies had clothes stripped due to “the loss of pressurization.” The pilot, however, was intact in his uniform. The witness says:
“I go further and see a hill made of the cockpit parts. The area is lit. The pilot’s body is in this seat, with seat belt fastened, he is dressed in his clothes.”
In a saddening scene, the body of a boy about 10 lay on his side near some flowers on the ground wearing a T-shirt that reads, “Don’t Panic.” Another report says that some men were scouring sunflower crops and one of them fainted when he stumbled upon a body.
Besides remains of MH 17 bodies, plane debris is scattered among the dead as well as parcels, books, shoes, caps, and Dutch national flags. Shockingly, almost all of the belongings are hardly damaged.