The First Bodies From Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Have Been Returned To The Netherlands

A military plane carrying bodies from the crash touched down at Eindhoven Airport Wednesday morning.

3. The 40 bodies will be taken to a medical facility in the city of Hilversum, where they will be formally identified. It’s been estimated the verification process could take months.

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4. Coverage of the ceremony was marred due to a poorly worded tweet from the Associated Press, with ambiguous wording leading many to believe the plane crashed while arriving at Eindhoven Airport.

5. The Netherlands declared Wednesday to be a national day of mourning, the first for the country in more than half a century.

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