Malaysia Airlines releases full passenger manifest for flight MH17

Malaysia Airlines has today released the full passenger manifest of flight MH17 (see list below).

The breakdown of nationalities is as follows: Holland (192), Malaysia (29, plus 15 crew), Australia (27), Indonesia (12), United Kingdom (10), Germany (4), Belgium (4), Philippines, Canada and New Zealand (1 each).

The airline had last night released the cargo manifest and airway bill for flight MH17.

It is understood that pet animals and birds were also among the casualties when the flight was hit by a surface-to-air missile on Thursday night.

This is the second major tragedy to befall a Malaysia Airlines flight in the past four months, following the mysterious disappearance of flight MH370.

On March 8, flight MH370 departed from KLIA bound for Beijing with 12 crew members and 227 passengers on board.

Despite the massive land and air search from the South China Sea to the Indian Ocean, there has been no sign of the aircraft.

Both the tragedies befalling MH17 and MH370 have resulted in a loss of 537 lives in total. – July 19, 2014.