American on Board Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Identified as Quinn Lucas Schansman

Undated photo of Quinn Schansman from his Facebook page. Schansman, an American citizen, was aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday. (Credit: Los Angeles Times via Facebook page of Quinn Schansman)

Undated photo of Quinn Schansman from his Facebook page. Schansman, an American citizen, was aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday. (Credit: Los Angeles Times via Facebook page of Quinn Schansman)

President Obama on Friday identified the first, and so far only, known American citizen aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday.

Quinn Lucas Schansman had dual Dutch and American citizenship, Jen Psaki, a spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department, said on Twitter.

A Facebook profile appearing to belong to Schansman indicates that he was living in Amsterdam as of April and attending the International Business School at Hogeschool van Amsterdam.

A photo posted by a woman who appears to be his girlfriend included numerous condolences from friends.

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