Most passengers on doomed airliner were Dutch

Father Ng Siang Seng, left, and sister Angline of Hendry, a passenger of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, speak to journalists in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Friday, July 18, 2014. The Malaysian jetliner that went down in war-torn Ukraine did not make any distress call, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Friday, adding that its flight route had been declared safe by the global civil aviation body. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

The Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine on Thursday, July 17 was carrying 298 people from at least 12 countries. The nationalities of those on board, based on information from the airline and relevant governments:

Netherlands: 189

Malaysia: 44 (including 15 crew and two infants)

Australia: 28

Indonesia: 12 (including one infant)

United Kingdom: 9

Germany: 4

Belgium: 4

Philippines: 3

United States: 1

Canada: 1

New Zealand: 1

Hong Kong: 1

Unconfirmed: 1


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