One Canadian abord Malaysia Airlines flight

Hamilton, ON, Canada / AM900 CHML

One Canadian was on board the Malaysia Airlines flight that crashed in Ukraine today.

The aircraft down today in Eastern Ukraine, killing 295 people.

The Ukrainian government says the Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down.  But the government in Kyiv and pro-Russia separatists fighting in Ukraine’s eastern region both denied they were responsible for bringing down the plane.

Nationalities aboard the flight.

154 Dutch

27 Australian

23 Malaysian

11 Indonesian

6 British

4 Germans

4 Belgians

3 Filipinos

1 Canadian

Friends and relatives looking for information on Canadians known to be on board Flight MH17 should contact the department’s Emergency Watch and Response Centre at 1-800-387-3124 or email sos@international.gc.ca 

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