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Friday, 18 July 2014
Passenger who joked on Facebook before boarding jet now feared dead.
This is believed to be the tragic final
post of a passenger on board the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down in the Ukraine.
A Dutch man posted a picture of what is believed to be
MH17 and a caption which roughly translates as "if the plane disappears, this is what it looks like".
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It is believe to be a joke in reference to
MH370 which disappeared on March 8 with 239 people on board.
Initially, friends responded with messages laughing at the 'joke'.
"Happy holidays! No crazy things though that's the gods requests!" wrote one.
But seven hours later, news broke that a Malaysia Airlines plane travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has been shot down in Eastern Ukraine.
Friends began posting asking if he could have been on this plane.
Based on the number of flights leaving Amsterdam's Schipol airport, and the timing of his Facebook status, it is feared he was on the fated flight.
Malaysian Airlines has confirmed that flight it lost contact with flight MH17 in Ukrainian airspace around 50km from the border with Russia.
It is feared all 295 people on board have been killed.
Footage of thick black smoke billowing from the ground has been published on the Life-Marie YouTube channel claiming to show the scene of the crash.
Earlier today, Russian jets shot down a Ukrainian SU-25 fighter plane that was on military operations over the east of Ukraine.
Friday, July 18, 2014
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