In all 298 people were on board flight 17. They were from at least nine countries and as we mentioned three of them were infants and there were 15 crew members. However, the nationalities of 20... See More
In all 298 people were on board flight 17. They were from at least nine countries and as we mentioned three of them were infants and there were 15 crew members. However, the nationalities of 20 passengers are still not confirmed this morning leaving the possibility that some might be American. This morning, grief-stricken families gathering at airports in Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur awaiting confirmation about the victims of flight mh17 and learned right before takeoff one pilot sent a text saying he would be home shortly to see her and his two children. Among the victims we know of this morning, the Gunawan family, relatives of an ABC news family headed to the Philippines. He was an employee of malyasian airlines, his wife Irene and two children, Darryl and Cheryl with were him and carline Kaiser going on vacation with her boyfriend. I'm in disbelief and expecting, you know, karlijn to pop up on Facebook and tell everybody she is okay. Reporter: As many as 108 AIDS activist, researchers and health workers heading to a major conference in Melbourne, Australia. This incredibly sad and sensitive time the ias sends condolences to the loved one. Reporter: One Dutch passenger posted this chilling picture right before takeoff. It appears to be the doomed plane with the caption "Should it disappear, this is what it looks like" he and his girlfriend among the dead. Sara said she and her boyfriend were bumped from the flight at the last minute. Two of their friends were not. I felt bad for feeling good that my family hadn't been ruined and that my brother was alive. Reporter: One Australian family has been affected by both tragedies. Irene lost hisson Rodney on flight 370 that disappeared in March and now their stepdaughter and husband were killed on mh 17.
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