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MH17 plane crash: Victim's father recalls last goodbye

The family of a Briton killed in July's MH17 air crash have told of their pain at still not knowing what happened.

Ben Pocock, 20, of Keynsham, near Bristol, was one of 298 people killed when a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in eastern Ukraine, near Russia.

The exact cause is still unclear, but a missile attack is suspected.

Ben's father, Jeremy, told BBC Newsnight: "The most important question is 'what happened and who did it?'. They must be held to account. That's the bottom line."

He also told presenter Kirsty Wark about the moment he and his wife waved their son off at Bristol airport.

You can watch the full interview with Jeremy Pocock and his daughter Emily on Thursday's Newsnight, 22:30 GMT on BBC Two

  • 18 Dec 2014
  • From the section UK
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