(Newsroom America) -- Malaysia Airlines has released the nationalities of the passengers on board Flight MH17 which was shot down over Ukraine by a surface to air missile.
The Boeing 777 crashed near the village of Grabovo, which is under the control of separatist rebels. Media reports point to the plane being shot down by a surface to air missile such as a Buk surface-to-air missile system, otherwise known as as SA-11 Gadfly.
The nationalities of 47 passengers have not yet been determined.
Malaysia Airlines' European chief Huib Gorter told a news conference that of the passengers that have been identified there were:
154 Dutch nationals,
three from the Philippines
All 15 of the crew were Malaysian