Summary: Dutch choral singer and maternal aunt of New Zealand-based Massey University horticultural production professor and noted plant scientist Dr. Huub Kerckhoffs who was reportedly among one of the 298 known fatalities involved in the horrific Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 aerial disaster after the doomed Kuala Lumpur-bound Boeing 777 commercial jetliner carrying 283 passengers and 15 crew members from Amsterdam, Netherlands had been allegedly shot down by a sophisticated surface-to-air missile that was fired by Moscow-backed Ukrainian separatists as the plane crashed over eastern Ukraine in the war-torn area controlled by pro-Russian rebel groups near the Ukraine-Russia border when the crash occurred in the conflicted zone of the ongoing Donbass insurgency, in which it became the second-deadliest aviation incident of the year in Malaysia Airlines' history after the disappearance of Flight 370 in March 2014 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in a plane crash
Born: October 14, 1941
Died: July 17, 2014
Location: Hrabove, Ukraine