Netherlands to receive 74 more MH17 bodies
Posted on Jul 25 2014 | IANS
The Hague, July 25 : Two more planes with a total of 74 bodies of the victims of the crashed Malaysia Airline flight MH17 will reach Eindhoven Airport late Friday.
The planes carrying the bodies are expected to land Friday evening followed by a sombre ceremony, a minute of silence and transportation of the coffins in a convoy from Eindhoven to Hilversum, Xinhua reported.
One of the planes will be accompanied by Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans and his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop.
Till Wednesday, 40 bodies were taken to Holland.
The bodies and the remains of more victims are scheduled to arrive in the Netherlands Saturday.
Flight MH17, a Boeing 777, was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed after being hit by a missile in Ukraine near the Russian border July 17, killing all 298 passengers and crew on board.
This is the second major tragedy for Malaysia Airlines this year after flight MH370 with 239 passengers and crew on board went missing while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing March 8. The flight remains untraced till date despite intense international search efforts.