Malaysia Airlines trying to arrange safe access to crash site

Malaysia Airlines is trying to arrange safe access for relatives of victims to the site in eastern Ukraine where its Boeing 777 airliner crashed killing all 298 on board, a spokeswoman for Amsterdam airport said today.

"The relatives, a few hundred of them, are currently being housed in a hotel at Schiphol," she said.

The airline's European head yesterday said it was sending a Boeing 747 to Amsterdam to take relatives to the Ukrainian capital Kiev.

Ukrainian officials have complained that rebels around the crash site are hampering access.  – Reuters, July 18, 2014.