The Netherlands went into national mourning Friday over the scores of Dutch victims in the downing of
More than half of the 298 people who died were Dutch. The tally reached 189 on Friday, up from the 173 identified earlier.
Flags throughout the Netherlands flew at half staff. Prime Minister
Other European leaders, including British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor
The plane was en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, where many anguished relatives of passengers gathered and received confirmation of the crash. The airport is one of Europe's busiest.
"It is an absolutely appalling, shocking, horrific incident that has taken place, and we've got to get to the bottom of what happened and how this happened," Cameron said. "If, as seems possible, this was brought down, then those responsible must be held to account, and we must lose no time in doing that."