In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 photo provided by The Guadalupe County Communicator, New Mexico State Police personnel climb a rocky mesa to look at the wreckage of a medical transport helicopter that crashed early Thursday morning, July 17, 2014, several miles north of Newkirk, N.M. (AP Photo/M.E. Sprengelmeyer, the Guadalupe County Communicator)

Medical helicopter crashes in New Mexico

A medical helicopter flying to pick up a patient crashed into an eastern New Mexico mesa early Thursday, bursting into flames and killing al…

Smoke rises up at a crash site of a passenger plane, near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Ukraine: 295 on Malaysia plane shot down over east

A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainian officials said.