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American in Ukraine crash had lived in New Jersey

July 19, 2014

TRENTON, New Jersey (AP) — The only American identified as a victim of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine lived in New Jersey as a child and returned to the Netherlands when he was 5.

Nineteen-year-old Quinn Lucas Schansman had duel Dutch-American citizenship.

His grandfather, Ronald Schansman, tells NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1wGsIDs ) his grandson was “a big boy, very lively, and we’ll all miss him.” The grandfather is visiting a relative in New Jersey, where he learned of the boy’s death. The newspaper says the teen’s family had lived in Fort Lee, New Jersey before returning to Holland.

Schansman tells Philadelphia’s WCAU-TV (http://bit.ly/1ldSjyq ) his grandson was on his way to Bali for a family vacation.

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