MH-17 Victims Transported On C-17A

A Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster aircraft and her crew transported MH17 victims on the three hour journey from Kharkiv, Ukraine to Eindhoven Airport in concert with a Dutch C-130 Hercules on 24 July. Netherlands Defence Force personnel received the victims on the ground and provided an honour guard as the caskets were transferred into 74 hearses which lined the tarmac between the two military aircraft. The convoy travelled 80 kilometres to the Hilversum military base where formal identification will begin. The Australian Government is working alongside Dutch and Ukrainian authorities to ensure the swift identification and repatriation of all victims of the MH-17 tragedy.