Washington, July 27 : The team investigating the MH17 crash in Ukraine has reportedly identified the first of the 298 persons on board who was killed when the plane was shot with a surface to air missile on July 17. A statement released by the Dutch government, who is leading the investigation, confirmed on Saturday that the victim was Dutch and added that the victim’s family and the mayor of the town in which they live have been informed, reported News 24.

Out of the 298 people that the Boeing 777 aircraft was carrying, 193 were Dutch. Meanwhile, the Dutch government, which has been entrusted with the responsibility of identifying all the crash victims, has said that it can take months for all the victims to be identified.