A Dutch man is feared missing by his Facebook friends, after posting a joke as he boarded a plane in Amsterdam saying “if the plane disappears, this is what it looks like”.
Cor Pan also posted a photo of what is believed to be the Malaysia Airlines plane later reportedly shot down over Ukraine.
Friends initially laughed along with the reference to missing Malaysia flight MH370, wishing him and his partner happy holidays.
However their comments later turned to shock and disbelief.
One wrote “rest in peace dear Cor and (his partner) Neeltje, and we wish strength to your family – what a nightmare this is.”
Fairfax could not independently verify whether the post was genuine.
According to his Facebook page, Cor Pan was self-employed and lived in Volendam in the Netherlands.