Passenger Makes Eerie Facebook Post Before Boarding Downed Malaysia Airlines Plane

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

A passenger who appears to have been on the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine on Thursday posted a photo of his plane with an eerie message before boarding the ill-fated Boeing 777.

Translated from Dutch to English, the caption reads: “In case it goes missing, here is what it looks like.”

Cor Pan posted the photo on Facebook of the Malaysia Airlines plane from the Amsterdam Airport on Thursday. Pan’s post appears to be a reference to the Malaysia Airlines flight from earlier this year that has never been found.

More than 150 people have since commented on the Facebook post, which surfaced on Reddit, to offer condolences.

“I can’t believe this … totally broken,” one commenter wrote in Dutch under Pan’s photo. “Rest in peace.”

According to his profile, Pan is self-employed and from Volendam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.

The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with 295 people on board was shot down Thursday over Ukraine, near the Russian border. It’s not yet clear who is responsible.

The plane was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur before crashing. There were no survivors.

See the Facebook post:

Screenshot of Cor Pan Facebook page

(Screenshot of Cor Pan Facebook page)

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