FREAKY: Student Cheats Death By Switching Flights Before Boarding MH17

Published on July 22, 2014

Imagine escaping death the way that this chick did; she was supposed to be flying on the Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot from the sky, killing all of the passengers, but there ultimately was another plan for her life. Check it out..

An Australian student who was due to fly home on MH17 and changed her booking at the last moment has spoken about her terrifying near-miss.

Bec McDonald, 20, from Geelong in Victoria was on a month-long Contiki tour through Europe that ended in Amsterdam last week.

The Deakin University psychology student was booked to return to Melbourne on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which was believed to have been blown out of the sky last Thursday by a surface-to-air missile, killing all 298 passengers and crew.

Days before the flight, Ms McDonald’s brother, who is a travel agent, suggested she take the free connecting flight offered by Contiki to London, from where she could get a cheaper flight to Melbourne.

Ms McDonald flew home from London on Thursday at the same time MH17 was believed to be shot down over Ukraine. She learnt of the tragedy during her stopover in Kuala Lumpur.

While she was waiting to board her flight from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne, Ms McDonald’s brother messaged her to inform her that the plane that had been shot down was the one she had originally been booked on.

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