MH17 victim's car comforts Perth parents

Jerzy Dyczynski, the father of MH17 victim Fatima Dyczynski, has registered his daughter's BMW.
Jerzy Dyczynski, the father of MH17 victim Fatima Dyczynski, has registered his daughter's BMW.

A much-loved car owned by a woman who was killed on MH17 sat in a corporate car park in The Netherlands for years before being brought to her parents in Western Australia, where she had been bound.

Aerospace engineer Fatima Dyczynski, 25, was among 38 Australians who died when the Malaysian Airlines flight was shot down over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014.

Her parents Jerzy Dyczynski and Angela Rudhart-Dyczynski said it wasn't until April last year that one of her friends pointed out her BMW was still in Amsterdam.

The Dyczynskis have now brought the convertible to Perth and had it registered on Friday, saying it was a complex process helped by Australian politicians, government department workers, IBM executives and the airline.

West Australian Transport Minister Rita Saffioti, who was part of the collective effort, said she was relieved to hear Fatima's pride and joy was now with her parents.

"I cannot imagine the pain they have endured and I hope having Fatima's car being with them now helps them in their grieving process," Ms Saffioti told AAP.

The car is particularly meaningful to the couple given Fatima's love of fine engineering.

They have described the atrocity as a crime against humanity, listing Ukraine's failure to close air space over the rebel-controlled combat zone as the top reason it happened.

Australian Associated Press