Cyclist Maarten de Jonge Changed Travel Plans On Both Doomed Malaysia Airlines Flights And Saved His Life

Terengganu Cycling Team Dutch cyclist of the Terengganu Cycling Team Maarten de Jonge said he switched his flight last-minute for both doomed Malaysia Airlines flights (MH 370 and MH 17), decisions that saved his life twice.

Dutch cyclist Maarten de Jonge said changes in his travel plans saved his life twice after he was scheduled to fly on both doomed Malaysia Airlines flights.

Netherlands public broadcaster RTV Oost reported 29-year-old De Jonge was scheduled to fly on Flight MH17, which was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, and Flight MH370, which went missing over the Indian Ocean in March.

De Jonge said he switched his flights last-minute, decisions that saved his life.

"I have been lucky twice, that's the third time as well," De Jonge told RTV Oost, according to ABC News.

On his website, De Jonge said he was scheduled to be on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 but switched to another flight this past weekend. De Jonge is a member of the Terengganu Cycling Team in Malaysia.

"What has happened is terrible, so many victims, that's a horrible thing," de Jonge said, ABC reported. "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 two close calls, De Jonge told RTV Oost that he will fly to Malaysia later this week and isn’t worried about his flight.

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