The Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine was shot down with 298 people on board. The flight from Kuala Lumpur in March disappeared with 239 passengers, and in each instance, one man was missing. Dutch Cyclist Maarten DeJonge was supposed to be on both planes, but both times changer his tickets. Most recently, he was headed to a race in Taiwan, but wanted to avoid a layover. He posted on his website, "How happy I am for myself and my family that I was on this flight and did not take it the last moment; my story is ultimately nothing compared to the misery…attention should be paid to the victims and survivors. Wishing everyone affected by this disaster a lot of strength." Similar stories have appeared since the news of this most recent tragedy broke.
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