298 on board crashed Malaysian flight, 154 Dutch: airline
July 18, 2014 00:00
There were 298 people, including 154Dutch nationals, on board the Malaysia Airlines flight that crashed in strife-torn eastern Ukraine, the carrier said on Friday.
The flight "was carrying a total number of 298 people -- comprising 283 passengers including three infants of various nationalities and 15 crew of Malaysian nationality," the airline said in an emailed statement.
There also were 43 Malaysians, including the crew and two infants, and 27 Australians, it said, updating earlier figures as the airline worked to verify passenger nationalities.
Twelve were Indonesians including an infant, nine were British, four were German, three were from the Philippines and one was Canadian.
The airline said four were Belgian but the Belgian foreign minister said five Belgians were on board.