An MH17 victim thought to have been born in Britain sent a final email before the crash saying he was "ready to come home".
New Zealand-based Robert Ayley - who leaves behind wife Sharlene and two young sons, aged two and four - wrote before boarding: "So yes, here we are. Last day in Europe. My flight is at 12 tomorrow. Right now, I'm just looking forward to seeing the boys and Sharlene. It's been a long, long journey."
Mr Ayley, who is thought to have been raised in Guildford, Surrey, added in his note after a business trip to the continent: "We've seen the world's greatest Rottweilers, we have established contacts, and made life-long friends, but now I'm just ready to come home."
Thousands of online users have taken to social media to call for the victims of the Malaysian airliner crash to be returned to loved ones.
United States intelligence officials admitted that they do not know who fired the surface-to-air missile that downed flight MH17.
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