MH17 crash: Malaysia Airlines ‘strikes deal on damages’: Lawyer
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Airlines has settled damages with the relatives of most victims of the MH17 crash, the lawyer representing the victims, Veeru Mewa, says. Flight MH17 was shot down exactly two years ago over territory held by pro-Russian separatists, killing all 298 people on board, most of them Dutch. Dutch media say there are no further details because both parties have agreed to secrecy. A memorial service was held for the victims on Sunday near Schiphol. Under the Montreal Convention, which regulates air travel, airlines must pay damages of up to about US$$145,000 (F$299,773) to victims’ families, regardless of the circumstances of a crash.