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Parents of MH17 victim arrive at crash site in Ukraine

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 01:59

Parents of Fatima Dyczynski, who is believed to be a victim of the Malaysian airliner incident, arrive to the crash site in Ukraine and believe their daughter is still alive. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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The parents of Fatima Dyczynski survey the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner downed last week over eastern Ukraine. Their daughter is believed to have perished in the crash -- along with 297 other passengers and crew -- en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Fatima's mother, Angela -- who traveled all the way from Australia -- says she thinks her daughter is still alive. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ANGELA DYCZYNSKI, MOTHER OF FATIMA DYCZYNSKI, WHO IS BELIEVED TO BE A MH17 VICTIM, SAYING: "Never I was sad, never. Never I had pain. Never ever I had pain. I am wondering, I said to George, why I do not have pain? I have no pain. Just, I don't have. Of course I cry. We thought, how (do) we survive this? We couldn't believe it. But... this all. But the first moment I thought, 'Oh, she is alive'". International media reports say that twenty-five year old Fatima was a space engineer and aspiring astronaut. She was reportedly moving from Germany to Perth, after being offered an internship at IBM. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ANGELA DYCZYNSKI, MOTHER OF FATIMA DYCZYNSKI, WHO IS BELIEVED TO BE A MH17 VICTIM, SAYING: "But I really want no condolences. I really say this to... no condolences. Nothing. I need science. What I really need, what I really, really need is new scientific team, new group, new technology done by people who have the caliber of Fatima." On Saturday, the last two planes carrying the remains of crash victims left Ukraine for the Netherlands, where the identification process will take place.

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Parents of MH17 victim arrive at crash site in Ukraine

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 01:59