Newcastle United fans killed on flight MH17

Newcastle United fans Liam Sweeney and John Alder were killed in a Malaysia Airline plane crash over Ukraine. They were on their way to support their team.

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Anxious wait for family of plane tragedy victim

There's an anxious wait tonight (July 23) for the father of one of the two Newcastle United fans killed aboard the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 which was downed in the Ukraine last Thursday. Barry Sweeney has travelled to Einhoven to see if the body of his son Liam, and that of John Alder, were among those flown back to the Netherlands this afternoon.

Marc Sweeney, brother, and Barry Sweeney, father, in Eindhoven Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Marc Sweeney and Barry Sweeney in Eindhoven Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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