40 Malaysian victims in Ukraine air crash identified

Malaysia’s Defence Ministry on Wednesday said the remains of 40 of the country’s nationals who were aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed in eastern Ukraine in July have been

“Only three (Malaysian) victims are left yet to be identified or discovered,” Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said.

“Notwithstanding only three Malaysian victims are still not accounted for, we are still pushing to go in to the crash site for a final sweep before winter sets in,” he said.

There were 298 people aboard flight MH17 when it crashed in Ukraine July 17, after it was suspected to have been shot down by a missile.

However, Dutch investigators said in a preliminary report that the plane broke up in the air, probably after being hit by a large number of high-energy objects.

Mr. Hishammuddin said that Malaysia has decided to return to the crash site with other investigating teams.

He added that it was to ensure that all remains of victims are recovered and also to gather more evidence.


Coronavirus factsheet


PT Mag Campaign AD

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401...

BE THE FIRST TO KNOW! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.