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Partial passenger manifest for Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 released

Malaysia Airlines has released a list of the nationalities of 233 of the 280 passengers aboard MH17 that crashed Thursday in eastern Ukraine while en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. The airline said it does not yet know the nationalities of the remaining 47 passengers.
By JC Finley   |   July 17, 2014 at 6:31 PM   |   Comments

KIEV, Ukraine, July 17 (UPI) -- Malaysia Airlines has released a partial manifest of the passengers aboard downed Flight 17.

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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