MH17 crash: Nationalities of all passengers onboard flight confirmed

PETALING JAYA: The nationalities of all passengers onboard Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17 have been confirmed.

In a statement on Saturday, MAS said it was now working closely with the respective embassies to notify the next-of-kin of the passengers.

The list of passengers and crew according to nationality are as follows:

Netherlands 192 (including 1 with dual Netherlands and USA citizenship)

Malaysia 44 (including 15 crew and 2 infants)

Australia 27

Indonesia 12 (including 1 infant)

United Kingdom 10 (including 1 with dual UK and South Africa citizenship)

Germany 4

Belgium 4

Philippines 3

Canada 1

New Zealand 1

Flight MH17 en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam, with 298 people onboard, crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border on Thursday.

All of the 283 passengers and 15 crewmembers are believed to have died in the crash.

"Our focus now is to work with the emergency responders and authorities and mobilise its full support to provide all possible care to the next-of-kin.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members.

"The airline will provide regular updates on the situation," MAS said. For more information, families of passengers and crew can contact +603 7884 1234 (Malaysia) or +31703487770 (Netherlands).