Family who lost loved one on flight MH17 to ‘fight for the truth’

Glenn Thomas
Glenn Thomas

A family who lost a much-loved brother and uncle when his plane was shot from the sky fear it may take decades to get justice.

Today marks the one-year anniversary since Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crashed in Ukraine killing Blackpool man Glenn Thomas and 297 people on board.

Smoke rises up at a crash site of a passenger plane, near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine

Smoke rises up at a crash site of a passenger plane, near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine

A report is due out in October but Mr Thomas’ family fear it could be another Lockerbie with relatives left for years to learn the truth.

The disaster has been widely blamed on Russian rebels. But in an interview with The Gazette, his nephew said: “To find justice, we have got to be willing to wait.”