A Dutch cyclist could be the luckiest man in the world at the moment for having escaped death twice in four months from the two Malaysian plane disasters.
Maarten de Jonge has scheduled flights for both Malaysian flights MH370 and MH17 only to cancel his booking and change plan at the very last minute. He could have been either one of the 239 missing last March 08 or of the 298 killed on July 17.
Flight MH370 vanished in the early hours of March 08 shortly after taking off from Kuala Lumpur enroute to Beijing, while MH17 was believed to have been shot down over the Ukranian airspace by a surface-to-air missile.
On his website, De Jonge confirmed he was scheduled to fly on MH17 on July 17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur to participate in a national cycling competition. However, he thought he could save some money by swapping flight to Sunday via Frankfurt.
“What has happened is terrible, so many victims, that’s a horrible thing,” he wrote after learning of the tragic incident. (Click here to read more)