A Dutch cyclist has confirmed Saturday that he narrowly escaped death not once but twice after changing his flight plans last minute for both doomed Malaysia Airlines flights. Netherlands public broadcaster RTV Oost reported that Maarten de Jonge changed his most recent flight to this weekend.
de Jonge, who is a professional cyclist, wrote in a statement on his website that his narrow escape on both the still-missing MH370 and the shot-down MH17 planes should not be the focus of either tragedy.
Via ABC News:
"What has happened is terrible, so many victims, that's a horrible thing," de Jonge said in a translated statement on his website. "I have my story done and I would like to leave it ... my story is ultimately nothing compared to the misery in which so many people are paid."
Despite his Final Destination-like near miss of death, de Jonge told the local news network that he still plans on flying to Malaysia later this week.