MOSCOW, September 2 (RIA Novosti) - Remains of another nine people killed in a plane crash in eastern Ukraine have been delivered to Malaysia, New Straits Times reported Tuesday.
The plane with the remains arrived at the airport in Kuala Lumpur from the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Among the dead there were two pilots of the crashed Boeing, Capt. Wan Amran Wan Hussin and Capt. Eugene Choo Jin Leong.
Earlier it was reported that experts have identified 183 bodies of MH17 victims.
On July 17, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, heading from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in Ukraine's eastern region of Donetsk. All 298 people on board died in the crash.
The reason of the crash is a matter of debate, as Ukrainian authorities claim the independence supporters of the eastern regions shot down the plane, but the latter say they do not possess the means to hit a target flying that high. The investigation of the circumstances of the crash is hindered by the fights between the warring sides.
The United States and a number of European leaders supported Kiev’s claim, while the Russian Defense Ministry pointed out that a Ukrainian fighter jet was detected near the Malaysian aircraft shortly before it crashed.
Earlier in August, Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said that a preliminary report on the black box findings from the MH17 crash is expected to be handed over to the United Nations in September.