Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Shell has confirmed that Shell Malaysia employees were among those onboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 that was shot down in Ukraine Thursday.

A Shell spokesman confirmed employees were on board the flight en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam.

On Friday, the spokesman said, “After a review of traveler records and airline manifests, we now have confirmation from authorities and family members that Shell staff were aboard Malaysian Airlines flight 17.”

The company didn’t specify the number of staff or family members on the plane or provide other details.

All 280 passengers and 15 crew were killed.

U.S. intelligence sources said the plane was hit by a surface-to-air missile over eastern Ukraine.

A spokesperson said Shell Malaysia was still working on a definitive list of employees and was unable to provide further information.


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