MH17: MAS settles with Australian family

May 2, 2017
A picture was taken on July 20, 2014, shows a piece of the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in a field near the village of Grabove in the Donetsk region in Ukraine. – AFP picture.

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has confirmed that an “amicable and confidential settlement” has been reached with an Australian family which lost four family members on board flight MH17 when it was shot down over Ukraine three years ago.

The settlement came after Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris from Perth filed a lawsuit against the airline.

The couple lost their three children, Mo, 12; Evie, 10; and Otis, eight, during the crash along with Marite’s father, Nick Norris, who was travelling with the children.

“Our thoughts and prayers remain with the families and friends affected.

“The suit brought by the Maslins has been withdrawn following the settlement,” said MAS in a statement today.

However, MAS did not disclose any further details on this suit or about the details of the settlement in respect to the privacy of the family.

They are the first Australian family to reach a settlement with MAS.

The Boeing 777 exploded over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014, and killed 298 passengers and crew on board, including 44 Malaysians and 38 Australian citizens or residents, as it headed towards Kuala Lumpur.