MH17 victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands

Jul 23, 2014, 6:39 PM EDT
KHARKIV, UKRAINE - JULY 23: A coffin containing the body of a victim of the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is loaded onto a plane for transport to the Netherlands during a departure ceremony on July 23, 2014 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack. Credit Brendan Hoffm
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The first remains of victims of the Malaysian Airlines flight shot down over Ukraine arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday. A solemn ceremony marked their arrival ahead of their transfer to a military base for identification. Out of all of the nationalities represented on the ill-fated flight, the Netherlands lost the most citizens to the tragedy and held a national day of mourning in commemoration of the victims.