Airline trying to arrange access to crash site for families

Malaysia Airlines is trying to arrange safe access for relatives of victims to the site in eastern Ukraine where its Boeing 777 airliner crashed, a spokeswoman for Amsterdam airport said.

"The relatives, a few hundred of them, are currently being housed in a hotel at Schiphol," the spokeswoman said. On Thursday, the airline's European head said it was sending a Boeing 747 to Amsterdam to take relatives to the Ukrainian capital Kiev.

Ukrainian officials have complained that rebels around the crash site are hampering access.


MH17 victims' bodies flown to the Netherlands

A Dutch military plane carrying bodies from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has landed in Eindhoven. A service, attended by the king and queen of the Netherlands, is being held at the Dutch airport.