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People take part in a silent vigil in memory of the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.AFP

The parents of an Australian woman on board the Malaysia Airlines plane which was shot down last week are travelling to Ukraine in hope of finding their daughter.

Jerzy and Angela Dyczynski's only child, Fatima, was on the MH17 flight which was shot down in a suspected missile strike by pro-Russian separatists in rebel-held eastern Ukraine on 17 July.

Fatima was on her way to Perth to complete her degree and reunite with her parents when the plane was brought down. Although all reports indicate that everyone on board perished in the crash, the Dyczynskis are refusing to give up hope that their daughter may have survived.

"We still think she is alive so today we fly to Donetsk and we find her," her father told The Australian at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam.

Despite being warned of the dangers that face anyone trying to enter the rebel-held crash site in Eastern Ukraine, the Dyczynskis are determined to make their way through.

"Did you see the CNN report about the mobile phones? So we go," said her father, referring to the reports claiming that the phones of MH17 passengers had been answered.

"We go to the site where the aircraft was attacked," he added. "We want to search for her. Nobody speaks about survivors and there must be a reason for it. There is some evidence there are survivors still."

Meanwhile the Western Australian couple which lost three children in the crash say they are living in a "hell beyond fell."

Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris, who lost children Evie, 10, Mo, 12, and Otis, 8 in the disaster, added: "No one deserves what we are going through. Not even the people who shot our whole family out of the sky."

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Victims of the MH17 crash, Evie, Otis, and Mo Maslin with their father.Reuters