EINDHOVEN, Netherlands – Nearly four months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 plunged out of the sky over eastern Ukraine, recently discovered remains of some of those on board have been flown back to the Netherlands.
The remains, in five coffins, arrived Saturday on board a military transport plane and were carried to waiting hearses in a solemn ceremony at a military air base in the southern city of Eindhoven.
The remains will be taken to a barracks in Hilversum where a team of experts is working to identify all 298 passengers and crew who were on board the flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was downed on July 17. Most of the victims were Dutch.
So far, 289 of the victims have been positively identified.