Dutch made up majority of passengers aboard downed Malaysia Airlines jetliner

The Associated Press
July 18, 2014 01:55 AM

From left, SEB, or Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken Chairman Marcus Wallenberg, Treasurer of Australia Joe Hockey, GE Global Growth and Operations CEO John Rice and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria hold a minute of silence for the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that went down in war-torn Ukraine, at the B20 Australia Summit in Sydney, Friday, July 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Nikki Short, Pool)

The Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine on Thursday was carrying 298 passengers and crew. They hailed from 13 countries, though it wasn't clear how many had dual nationalities; Malaysia Airlines said one was a dual U.S.-Dutch citizen. The airline and relevant governments gave these figures:

Netherlands: 192

Malaysia: 44 (including 15 crew and two infants)

Australia: 28

Indonesia: 12 (including one infant)

United Kingdom: 10

Germany: 4

Belgium: 4

Vietnam: 3

Philippines: 3

United States: 1

Canada: 1

New Zealand: 1

Hong Kong: 1


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