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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.