Passenger on Malaysian flight posted chilling Facebook status before the plane crashed

By Melissa Barclay,

A Dutchman on Malaysian Flight MH-17 posted a chilling status before the plane was shot down.

Cor Pan, from Volendam, Netherlands posted a picture of the Malaysian airliner, flght MH17, which was eventually shot down.

“If it should disappear, this is what it looks like,” he wrote as a joke to go along with the picture.

Just hours later, Pan’s flight, with 297 other people on-board, disappeared from radar screens, reported the Associated Press.

Pan was not confirmed as being on-board among passengers, but comments on his
Facebook left by friends tell a different story.

“This can’t be true!” one friend commented.

Malaysian Flight MH-17 was concluded to have been shot down by a missile, reported CNN.

The plane was last flying over the eastern region of Ukraine, at about 33,000 feet, when it was hit.

Witnesses said the aircraft resembled a fireball as it fell from the sky.

“People said the plane kind of exploded in the air,” said Noah Sneider, an American freelance journalist.

The plane was a Boeing 777, the same model of the Malaysian airline that disappeared in March on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.



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