First 50 Ukraine crash victims on Dutch soil
Two military transport planes carrying fifty wooden coffins landed without incident at Eindhoven Airport. The coffins contained the remains of passengers who had been on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which fell from the sky over eastern Ukraine after it was struck with a missile.
America’s President Barack Obama has signed the book of condolence for the victims of the MH17 plane crash in Ukraine at the Dutch embassy in Washington DC. He expresses his condolences to friends and family who lost loved ones on behalf of the American people.
Ex-international footballer Johan van ‘t Schip has urged Dutch football association KNVB to boycott the 2018 World Cup being hosted by Russia. Germany is currently taking the lead in trying to prevent Russia from hosting, with several politicians making it clear that they find this irresponsible.
Researchers from the University of Delft say that passengers on flight MH17 who did not die as a direct consequence of the missile strike lost consciousness within just a few seconds after, and were therefore not likely to experience much if any trauma.
Banned pedophile party Martijn is going to the European Court to get the ban lifted. The Supreme Court in The Netherlands dismantled the association earlier this year.
The NL Times will be briefly offline on Wednesday at 4 p.m. for the moment of silence observed in the Netherlands in honour of the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The Boeing 777 crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17 after it was struck by a missile
The Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment is asking road-users not to stop on the hard shoulder of roads to observe a minute of silence to remember the victims of the MH17 crash that will take place at 4 p.m. this afternoon.
All scheduled takeoffs and departures at the Eindhoven Airport have been cancelled from 3:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, the airport said in a statement. The airport’s civilian air traffic closure was ordered by the Netherlands Ministry of Defence.
According to reports, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte wants to send a police force to the disaster area in Ukraine under the flag of the United Nations.
The 46-year-old man who was shot in shopping center Herenhof in Alphen aan den Rijn was carrying a large knife. This was noticed by entrepreneur Martijn Haasbeek who was the first to attempt reanimation on the man, who was shot through the lung. His efforts were in vain.