The parents of a passenger on the MH17 flight have arrived at the site where the plane crashed in search of their daughter.
George and Angela Dyczynski laid down flowers at the crash site in eastern Ukraine for their daughter Fatima Dyczynski, an aerospace engineer, who was among the 298 passengers killed on the downed flight.
The Perth-based couple are the first family members to visit the field where the plane came down near the village of Grabov.
Fatima had been travelling on flight MH17 back to Perth on a German passport, where she had planned to undertake an internship before returning to the Netherlands for further study.
Her parents told The West Austalian on Thursday after arriving at the Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands they were travelling to the site despite warnings from officials not to travel to the troubled rebel-held region.
Mr Dyczinski, who arrived wearing a t-shirt saying “Fatima We Love You”, said he still held hope his daughter could be alive.