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Passenger who missed flight "given a second chance"

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 00:55

A woman who missed boarding doomed Malasyian Airlines flight MH17 says she feels as though she has been ''given a second chance.'' Deborah Gembara reports.

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(SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED PASSENGER WHO MISSED DOOMED MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MH17, SAYING: "I am shaken, I don't even know what to do and I feel physically sick." This woman was supposed to board Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 but didn't make it to the airport in time. She was en route for another flight when she learned the plane had crashed in eastern Ukraine. (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED PASSENGER WHO MISSED DOOMED MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MH17, SAYING: "And I was from, like, the Hilton (hotel) in The Hague coming to the airport in the taxi and I was just crying. I am just thinking that I feel like I have been given a second chance and hopefully (the flight she is now booked on) will get there safely and I will see my family again. I need to go." All 295 passengers onboard MH17, which was headed to Kuala Lumpur were killed. U.S. and Ukrainian officials believe the flight was shot down.

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Passenger who missed flight "given a second chance"

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 00:55