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The world was rocked on July 17 when Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 crashed, claiming the lives of all 298 passengers and crew on board. As more devastating news about the horrific accident continues to pour out, it has been confirmed that at least one U.S citizen has been lost.
President Obama said in an emotional press conference today, "At this point, the individual that I mentioned is the sole person that we can definitively say is a U.S. or dual citizen."
Quinn, who was both a Dutch and United States citizen, was on his way to join the rest of his family, who were already vacationing in Malaysia at the time of the crash, according to the UK's Daily Mail. He is survived by father Thomas Schansman, mother Katja Teunissen, sister Nerissa Schansman and girlfriend Floor van Dranen.
Floor paid tribute to her boyfriend of 10 months by changing her Facebook cover photo to a picture of the two embracing. So heartbreaking. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Quinn's loved ones during this difficult time.
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, 80 children lost their lives in the crash, including three infants, and three children who were returning home to Australia with their grandfather Nick Norris when the plane crashed.
The flight was on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was shot down on the boarder of Russia and Ukraine.
This is such a tragedy. We are keeping all of the victims and their loved ones in our thoughts and prayers.
HollywoodLifers, leave your thoughts and prayers for Quinn and his friends and family below.
– Caitlin Beck
as Americans we should be ashamed of our leaders who are COWARDS and constantly prove this by doing nothing when we are pushed around all over the world. This would have Never happened with GW Bush sr or Ronald Regan. The world knows they can push us around and knows our leaders will do nothing. The world laughs at us and we do nothing. Our President is a Coward!!
Obama is as upset about the victim of this act of war as he was about the murdered Benghazi victims.None of them have any political value to Mr. Milk Toast Weenie in Chief.
The young man's loss, as well as all of the other victims is a tragedy that can't be ignored. Unfortunately for us, the current leadership is below par in dealing with the vast inroads made by those who wish to see America on its knees. We appear weak when we have a leader who thinks he can skip across the world as ignorant as Little Red Riding Hood with a basket of goodies thru the woods to Grandma's house. And is surprised at what big teeth she has. The wolf will take the baskets of goodies supplied by the US and then attempt to decimate us.
Yep, this fine AMERICAN CITIZEN was mentioned by 0BlameBush right before he flew off to jam up air and ground traffic jetting off to yet another DEMOCRAP fund raiser.
Obama is not Reagan so there will be no justice for this act by Russia.
Gezzzz what a handsome young man who unfortunately lost his life over B.S. ! May God have mercy on his soul!
beautiful soul. fly with the angels xoxo you will be missed
My prayers go out to all family members of the victims of flight MH17. This is such a tragic loss of innocent lives not involved in the Pro Russian/Ukrainian war.
You are as bad as John Kerry. The plane did not crash. It was shot out of the sky by murdering scum. This misrepresentation angers me as much as the misrepresentation that the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center was an accident. May God have mercy on the souls of all 298 people who were murdered.
Sad about the young student and the others. Horrible writing... the plane didn't "crash in Ukraine"... it was shot down... and Schansman was not "survived... by his girlfriend" (it simply doesn't work that way)
It does for the hordes of "journalists" with no brains put out by our ed system!
The BOARDER is not the person living in Russia and/or Ukraine, but rather the BORDER/ area that separates them.
And Mr. "Lead from Behind" Obama said nothing and did nothing about this! Putin is laughing in his face and that of every other so-called leader in the world because it was a Russian, trained to fire those missles; not a "Ukrainian Separatist", who fired the missle. The reason that is a fact is that it takes over 2 years training on that particulat Russian Missle Launcher to fire it accurately (not 12 weeks that Russia took over the Ukraine. Obama knows that but he is too much of a wuss to do anything about it saying "the Military option is off of the table" yesterday before he jetted off to two fund raisers, Some President!