Cor Pan most likely did not realize the effect his post would have when he shared it.
The Dutch citizen was on the Malaysia Airlines plane that was carrying 295 people and was host down over Ukraine on Thursday.
Before taking off, Pan took a picture of the plane and posted the photo to his Facebook wall with caption that translates to “If it disappears, this is what it looks like,” poking fun at the Malaysia plane that went mysteriously missing in March.
The aircraft, which was shot down near the Russian border, was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it fell near the city of Donetsk in a war-torn area which has become a stronghold for pro-Russian rebels.
All passages onboard lost their lives.
The Malaysia Airlines Twitter accounted confirmed that they has “lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam,” adding that the “last known position was over Ukrainian airspace.”