Dutch made up majority of passengers aboard downed Malaysia Airlines jetliner

By on July 20, 2014

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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