Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: 154 Dutch, 27 Australians, 23 Malaysians aboard MH17

An Emergencies Ministry member walks at the site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region on July 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
An Emergencies Ministry member walks at the site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region on July 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

AMSTERDAM (REUTERS) Most of the 283 passengers aboard the Malaysia Airlines jet that crashed over eastern Ukraine on Thursday were Dutch, the airline's European chief said.

Malaysia Airlines senior vice president Huib Gorter said there were at least 154 Dutch, 27 Australians, 23 Malaysians, 11 Indonesians, six Britons, four Germans, four Belgians, three Phillippinos and one Canadian aboard the Boeing 777 jet. There were a further 47 passengers whose nationality was not yet known.

All the 15 flight crew were Malaysian.