According to senior vice president Huib Gorter, Malaysia Airlines knows the nationalities of 233 of the 280 passengers. All 15 crew members were Malaysian.
- 154 Dutch
- 27 Australian
- 23 Malaysian
- 11 Indonesian
- 6 United Kingdom
- 4 German
- 4 Belgian
- 3 Philippines
- 1 Canadian
In response to reports of Americans aboard the flight, U.S. Department of State spokesperson Jen Psaki said earlier Thursday there was no further information available concerning the passenger manifest.
U.S. officials confirmed Thursday afternoon that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down by a missile although the party responsible has not yet been identified.
MH17 crashed in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian armed separatists are battling Ukrainian armed forces for control of the area, while en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.
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