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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Funeral of MH17 plane crash victim to take place today

The funeral of Liam Sweeney will take place today

The funeral of one of two Newcastle United fans killed in the MH17 plane crash in Ukraine will take place today.

Liam died alongside fellow supporter John Alder in the Malaysia Airlines crash. His family and friends are gathering at St Mary's Cathedral in Newcastle.

His father Barry says the support they have received from around the world has been "phenomenal" and he hopes the funeral will be "a celebration of Liam's life."

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