1. Australian siblings Mo, 12, Evie, 10, and Otis Maslin, 8, are among the 298 victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine.
2. The children said goodbye to their parents in Amsterdam and were traveling home to Australia with their grandfather when their plane was allegedly shot down.
3. Nick Norris, 68, had taken his grandchildren to Europe so they could join their parents, Anthony Maslin and Rin Norris, for a holiday.
After the three generations had toured Europe, Mr Norris was bringing the children back home to Perth in time for the new school term.
A Perth businessman, Mr Norris was a member of the South Perth Yacht Club.
A close friend of Mr Maslin told PerthNow he had spoken with him and said the parents were devastated and trying to come to terms with their loss.