[QUOTE=“Sidney, post: 1124737, member: 183”]Flight MH17 - shot down over the Ukraine:
This flight was shot down on July 17th, 2014. Many of the passengers were en route to Australia. Exactly a month earlier, I flew to Australia. I had considered travelling with Malaysian Airlines on this route. I had also considered leaving my trip until after the World Cup final on July 13th.
If I had travelled on this route, and I had flown on July 17th instead of June 17th, it could have been me.
Even still I came close to disaster, as the Manchester-Abu Dhabi route I took travelled via the equally dangerous flight path over Iraq, and a look out the window gave all the indications that I was flying over a war zone.
I returned via the same flight path on July 24th. Less than a week later major airlines announced they were to stop flying via this route due to concerns over being shot down by an ISIS ground to air missile.
[B]It could have been me.[/B][/QUOTE]
The forum could have lost six or seven good men that night so.