Cyclist Maarten de Jonge from the Dutch Oldenzaal, who rides with a Malaysian team, escaped two air crashes in less than six months time.
De Jonge would fly to Malaysia today, but opted at the last minute for a KLM flight. Who left later, but was cheaper.
The combined flight Malaysia Airlines and KLM left Schiphol Airport today, MH17 crashed in the eve down in Ukraine. According to sources, the plane was shot down.
The cyclist has luck on his side, because on March 8, De Jonge escaped with flight MH370 Malaysia Airlines.
The Dutchman is not deterred by the disaster and will get back on the plane on Sunday.
“I have been lucky twice, the third time will go well also.”