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Plane with human remains of MH17 tragedy returns to Netherlands

A Dutch military transport aircraft carrying a coffin for another victim in the MH17 flight disaster arrived at Eindhoven Air Base in the Netherlands on Saturday.

The plane from the airport of the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv was received by Dutch Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, Interior Minister Ronald Plasterk and around 150 relatives.

The Malaysia Airlines MH17 crashed on July 17, 2014, killing 298 people on board, including 196 Dutch citizens. The Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice announced on Jan. 13, 2015 that one more victim was identified. Forensics teams in the Netherlands have so far identified 295 victims with DNA testing.

There have been a total of eight flights that escorted the remains of MH17 victims from Ukraine to the Netherlands since the crash.


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