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Friday August 22, 2014 MYT 10:13:00 AM
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by lee yen munandnatalie heng
SEPANG: The special Malaysia Airlines (MAS) plane bearing the remains of 20 Malaysians victims killed on board flight MH17 landed at the KL International Airport at 9.55am.
The caskets and urns, all draped with the Jalur Gemilang, were lowered from the aircraft by Malaysian Armed Forces personnel.
The special plane bearing flight code MH6129 departed from Amsterdam’s Schiphol international Airport at 9.40pm Malaysian time, Thursday.
The Boeing 747 aircraft was piloted by three senior MAS captains Datuk Capt Misman Leham, Capt Bakri Othman and Capt Zaim Khalid, as well as First Officer Yap Koon Kong.
Among those who were awaiting the remains at the Bunga Raya Complex here were the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Cabinet ministers and their deputies, ambassadors, senior enforcement personnel and Government officials, politicians and the next-of-kin of the victims.
The mood was sombre at Anjung Tinjau (the viewing gallery) at the departure hall of KLIA as a crowd of about 100 onlookers gathered to watch the aircraft travel down the runway.
Many snapped photographs or took videos with their smartphones as the Boeing 747 moved towards the Bunga Raya Complex.
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