Quinn Lucas Schansman, a dual U.S. and Dutch citizen, was confirmed as a passenger on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down in eastern Ukraine.
Schansman was on his way to meet his family members who were vacationing in Malaysia when the plane was hit by a Buk surface-to-air missile, thought to have been launched by pro-Russian separatists.
According to his Facebook page, he studied international business at Hogeschool van Amsterdam (the University of Amersterdam). Quinn is also a former soccer player for the Olympia ’25.
The U.S. State Department is still working on confirming if any other American citizens were among the 298 passengers and crew members killed in the flight bound for Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam.
President Obama warned that there could be other Americans besides Quinn Lucas Schansman who were killed in the crash.
Also killed were Indiana University chemistry doctoral students, 25-year-old Karlijn Keijzer. The Malay Mail Online reports Ariza Ghazalee, 46, her husband Tambi Jiee, 49, and their four children, who were returning home to Malaysia after spending three years abroad, were also killed.
Dutch nationals Jeroen and Nicole Wals and their four children Amel, Jinte, Brett and Solenn, were also killed. Australian businessman, Nick Norris, and his three grandchildren: 12-year-old Mo, 10-year-old Evie and 8-year-old Otis Maslin are among the victims.