Malaysia Airlines has clarified that flight MH17 which crashed in Ukraine on Thursday night, was carrying 298 people, comprising 283 passengers and 15 crew members. Three of the passengers were infants.
"As opposed to the earlier statement, 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. Some of the nationalities of the passengers are yet to be determined," the airlines said in a statement.
The statement also gave a breakdown of the people on board, according to nationality:
Malaysia: 45 (including 15 crew and 2 infants)
Australia: 27 Indonesia: 12 (including 1 infant)
United Kingdom: 9
Names of Indonesian passengers on MH17
Indonesia transportation Ministry spokesman J.A Barata confirmed 12 Indonesians, including one infant, on the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane that was shot down over the Ukrainian skies.
Below are the names of Indonesian passengers that Malaysia Airlines provides to the ministry, Barata said.
1. Hadiono Gunawan
2. Yodricunda Theistiasih 3. Ketut Wiartini
4. Yuli Hastini
5. Vickline Kurniati Kardia
7. Hendry 8. Gerda Leliana Lahendra
9. Wether Smallenburg
10. Jane M Adi Soetjipto
11. Wayan Sujana
12 Clarice Yelena Huizen (infant)
Malaysian news agency Sin Chew released crew member names. All were Malaysian citizens:
Captain: Wan Amran Bin Wan Hussin (male, 50 years old)
Captain: Eugene Choo Jin Leong (male, 45 years old)
Vice- captain: Ahmad Hakimi Bin Hanapi (male, 29 years old)
Vice- captain: Muhamad Firdaus Bin Abdul Rahim (male, 27 years old)
Mohd Ghafar Bin Abu Bakar (male, 54 years old)
Dora Shamila Binti Kassim (female, 47 years old)
Azrina Binti Yakob (female, 41 years old)
Lee Hui Pin (female, 42 years old)
Mastura Binti Mustafa (female, 40 years old)
Chong Yee Pheng (female, 40 years old)
Shaikh Mohd Noor Bin Mahmood (male, 44 years old)
Sanjid Singh Sandhu (male, 41 years old)
Hamfazlin Sham Binti Mohamed Arifin (female, 42 years old)
Nur Shazana Binti Mohamed Salleh (female, 31 years old)
Angeline Premila Rajandaran (female, 30 years old)
Information compiled from online sources.