Most passengers on downed airliner were Dutch

The Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine on Thursday was carrying 298 passengers and crew. They hailed from 11 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: 193

Malaysia: 43 (including 15 crew and two infants)


Australia: 27

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Indonesia: 12 (including one infant)

United Kingdom: 10 (including 1 dual UK/S. Africa citizen)

Germany: 4

Belgium: 4


Philippines: 3

United States: 1 (Dual citizen with Netherlands)

Canada: 1

New Zealand: 1