KUALA-LUMPUR, July 19 /ITAR-TASS/. Malaysia Airlines said on Saturday it had determined the nationalities of all the 298 passengers aboard its flight MH17 which crashed in eastern Ukraine.
The airline said the flight had 192 Dutch passengers (including one dual Netherlands/USA citizen), 44 Malaysian (including 15 crew members and two infants), 27 Australian, 12 Indonesian (including an infant), ten British (including one dual UK/South Africa citizen), four German, four Belgian, three Filipino, one Canadian and one New Zealander on board.
The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was brought down in Ukraine’s Donetsk region on Thursday night.
The plane crashed about 40 kilometres (25 miles) from the border with Russia near the regional capital of Donetsk, with all the 298 passengers and crew members on board reportedly killed.