Clockwise from top left: Liam Sweeney, John Alder, Glenn Thomas, Ben Pocock and Richard Mayne
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'Rather it was me on the plane and not him - he's only 28'

Barry Sweeney the father of one of the passengers killed on board the Malaysia Airlines flight, has been speaking to the BBC.

His son Liam Sweeney was travelling to Newcastle United's pre-season tour.

He said he wished he had been on the plane instead of Liam, and his terminally-ill wife would have swapped places as well.

Flight MH17 came down between Krasni Luch, in Luhansk region, and Shakhtarsk in the neighbouring region of Donetsk - 50km from the Russia-Ukraine border.

  • 18 Jul 2014
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