The Journey to the Malaysia Airlines Jet’s Debris Field

ABC News' Kirit Radia travels deep into the conflict area to examine the wreckage firsthand.
2:01 | 07/19/14

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Transcript for The Journey to the Malaysia Airlines Jet’s Debris Field
We're here at the airport were fighting -- out. Today after being up. All night reporting on the story. Telling with a little surreal being back in an airport now. Just days after a crash like that especially when you realize that our place in the right over the area -- -- -- shot down. We're hoping that another city it's not be. They make those here is from what we get our time and you won't get there that long -- we get -- that represented. The airspace was opened so we boarded our flight headed to the city of near the -- -- several hours west of the crash site from there we drove. And drove. And drove passing beautiful sunflower fields into we got to the conflict region. So we've been driving -- for about. Four hours and finally reached the region of donuts which is where they soared in heavy fighting has. Taking place over the last couple months and the mood changed -- what we got here we ran into publicly -- military checkpoints. They were buried which they were checking documents that they were going to try to picture that we didn't have any weapons there they had tanks and automatic weapons all behind barricades. Just up ahead -- -- just -- the city -- the last rebel stronghold. Really. We're expecting some rebel checkpoints up and there we don't know what to expect him. But -- any luck in a few hours will be in the. The rebel checkpoints were just as intense and we didn't dare film as we approached. They got more and more numerous around the city of the -- and again as we approach the crash site early in the evening. I would give -- sense of the scale of this disaster the debris field goes over ten miles down past this road here. But what you don't get a sense -- until you actually hear is the fewer carnage of this event take a look. Now more than 24 hours later that wreckage still smoldering and the smell of burning jet fuel and death throughout the -- Everywhere where you -- a blanket behind me there's there's a body underneath.

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