A list of what could be the first batch of identities of people who perished aboard the downed Malaysia Airlines MH17 had started to emerge.
The list include:
- Joep Lange, Professor of Medicine, Head of the Department of Global Health, at the Academic Medical Centre (AMC), University of Amsterdam and president of the International AIDS Society
- HIV researchers Dr Lucie van Mens, Martine de Schutter, Pim de Kuijer and Jacqueline van Tongeren
- Glenn Thomas from the World Health Organisation
- Elaine Teoh, a Malaysian national and a 27-year-old Melbourne University student
- Australian Albert Risk, a real estate agent, and his wife Marie
- Nick Norris from Perth, Australia and some of his grandchildren
— Sofia RB (@SofiaRB_88) July 18, 2014
#MH17 victim Joep Lange was pioneer in researching PrEP for HIV prevention. Also an early & major leader in TasP, Treatment as Prevention.
— Peter Staley (@peterstaley) July 18, 2014
Sin Chew, a Chinese-language Malaysian news source, released the names of the 15 crew members:
- Captain: Wan Amran Bin Wan Hussin (male, 50 years old);
- Captain: Eugene Choo Jin Leong (male, 45 years old);
- Vice- captain: Ahmad Hakimi Bin Hanapi (male, 29 years old);
- Vice- captain: Muhamad Firdaus Bin Abdul Rahim (male, 27 years old);
- Mohd Ghafar Bin Abu Bakar (male, 54 years old);
- Dora Shamila Binti Kassim (female, 47 years old);
- Azrina Binti Yakob (female, 41 years old);
- Lee Hui Pin (female, 42 years old);
- Mastura Binti Mustafa (female, 40 years old);
- Chong Yee Pheng (female, 40 years old);
- Shaikh Mohd Noor Bin Mahmood (male, 44 years old);
- Sanjid Singh Sandhu (male, 41 years old);
- Hamfazlin Sham Binti Mohamed Arifin (female, 42 years old);
- Nur Shazana Binti Mohamed Salleh (female, 31 years old), and
- Angeline Premila Rajandaran (female, 30 years old).
Huib Gorter, Malayisa Airlines Europe vice-president, told a press conference that the nationality composition of the passengers aboard the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 were:
- 154 passengers are from the Netherlands
- 27 from Australia
- 23 from Malaysia
- 11 from Indonesia
- Six from the UK
- Four from France
- Four from Germany
- Four from Belgium
- Three from the Philippines
- One from Canada
Another 47 additional passengers are still being checked to determine their nationalities.
Reports claimed there were 23 US citizens also aboard the doomed flight.