The Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash site in Ukraine. Source: Twitter/ @mashable - Credit: The Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash site in Ukraine. Source: Twitter/ @mashable
Friday, 5 December 2014 - 18:03
Six MH17 victims remain unidentified
Three more victims who perished in the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster flight were identified this week, one of whom was Dutch. At the request of the relevant embassies, the other two identified victim's nationalities are not being disclosed at this point. Six of 298 victims remain unidentified, according to Prime Minister Mark Rutte. The National Forensic Investigation Team's (LTFO) primary concern has been to identify the 298 victims killed in the plane crash with MH17. Thus far, 292 victims have been identified on the basis of dental records, fingerprints or DNA. Some of the remains recovered from the crash site are still in Hilversum, and have not yet been investigated. The LTFO hopes that the remains will match the those who are still unidentified. There is also a possibility that the human remains of these missing persons have not yet been recovered from the crash site, according to the Prime Minister. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in eastern Ukraine this past July. It was on its way to Kuala Lumpur after departing Amsterdam, but is believed by many to have been brought down with a surface-to-air missile.