296 victims onboard flight MH17 identified
This week one victim of downed flight MH17 was identified. The victim has Dutch nationality. Including the victims already identified, a total of 296 victims onboard flight MH17 have now been identified. The victim's surviving relatives have been informed.
The National Forensic Investigations Team (Landelijk Team Forensische Opsporing, LTFO) has been working on identifying the 298 victims of the MH17 plane crash since July 2015. It is possible that information about the two missing Dutch nationals will be obtained from the remains currently held in Hilversum. It is not yet possible to say whether and when that information will become available. The media will be informed when new identification information becomes available.