More MH17 human remains being flown home

AANKOMST MH17 SLACHTOFFERS HILVERSUMMore human remains from the downing of flight MH17 over east Ukraine just over a year ago are being flown back to the Netherlands, the foreign affairs ministry said on Friday.

The remains were found at the site of the crash and have been collected since May 1 by the local authorities.

A Dutch team is currently in Ukraine to collect the remains, personal possessions and aircraft wreckage which have been stored in the village of Hrabove.

They will be brought back to Amsterdam Schiphol airport on a scheduled flight from Charkov, where the military police will provide a suitable ceremonial reception.

Just two of the victims have not yet been identified, and their families are invited to attend the arrival.


The final report on the downing of flight MH17 will be published on October 13, according to the Dutch safety board which is leading the research project.

The draft report was sent in June to the six countries involved in the tragedy and they were given 60 days to make comments. Relatives will be briefed before the final publication, the board said.

All 298 people on board the plane were killed in the disaster. Most of them were Dutch holidaymakers.

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