Last planes carrying MH17 crash victims arrive at Netherlands military airport
Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 01:04
The last planes carrying the remains of some of the 298 victims of downed Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 arrive at Eindhoven military airport, in the Netherlands. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: The two last planes carrying the remains of some of the victims of the downed Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 arrived at Eindhoven military airport in the Netherlands on Saturday (July 26).
All 298 people on board the flight perished when it was brought down over rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine, where Kiev is struggling to quell a pro-Russian separatist rebellion.
The bodies were flown to the Netherlands from the government-controlled city of Kharkiv, after having been transported there by train from the rebel-controlled region of Donetsk earlier in the week.
With 193 of the dead from the Netherlands, the Dutch have been taking a leading role in the international effort to recover and identify the bodies and investigate the cause of the crash.
The Boeing 777 was downed more than a week ago in eastern Ukraine en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.
Many of the passengers were tourists, including 43 Malaysians, but at least six were AIDS experts on their way to a conference in Melbourne, Australia on the deadly disease.
Twenty eight Australians were killed.
International investigators have still not been able to secure access to the crash site.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Saturday he would meet his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte next week to discuss how to secure full access for investigators to the crash site in Ukraine.
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