Solemn Homecoming for Crash Victims

By Steve Handelsman

Published 07/23 2014 05:31PM

Updated 07/23 2014 05:37PM

(NBC News) Seven days after the Malaysia Airlines disaster the first 40 coffins containing the remains of those killed on Flight 17 came home to the Netherlands in a solemn ceremony attended by the Dutch king and queen and relatives of those lost.

The small nation lost 193 people.

More investigators were granted access to the Flight 17 crash site Wednesday. They're finding more holes punched into the skin of the airliner, indicating a blast by a missile.

U.S. intelligence officials say was it likely fired by the pro-Russian rebels.

"These are people that Russia is arming and training, so that does, I think, lead us to believe that Russia bears a great deal of the responsibility," says National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes.

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