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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Passenger Joked On Facebook "If It Disappears, This Is What It Looks Like"

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Passenger Joked On Facebook "If It Disappears, This Is What It Looks Like"

Dutch passenger Cor Pan's Facebook post has gone viral in the wake of Thursday's crash in Ukraine.

Posted on July 17, 2014, at 3:10 p.m. ET

Cor Pan, reportedly a Dutch passenger on the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, made a joke about the flight on Facebook before taking off Thursday morning.

He posted a photo of a Malaysia Airlines plane with the caption: "If it disappears, this is what it looks like."

As more details emerged Thursday about the fate of Flight MH17, Pan's Facebook post quickly started going viral.

Maxim Zmeyev / Reuters

Pan's friends have poured on to his page to share their grief in comments.

There is also a separate memorial page for Pan that his friends set up where even more users are sharing photos.

In the search for details about who might have been on board the downed flight, Twitter users began sharing screenshots of Pan's photo.

The guy who posted the pic on FB -Cor Pan- making a joke about the missing plane, was on the flight with his wife. Friends confirmed. RIP.

Arsène's Bodyguard@EvaMcL3

The guy who posted the pic on FB -Cor Pan- making a joke about the missing plane, was on the flight with his wife. Friends confirmed. RIP.

2:45 PM - 17 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Dutch national Cor Pan joked as he lined up to board MH17, "If it goes missing, this is what it looks like."

Siboe Siboe@SiboeSiboe

Dutch national Cor Pan joked as he lined

up to board MH17, "If it goes missing, this

is what it looks like."

2:31 PM - 17 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

MH17 passenger Facebook post 1 hour before the plane got shot down-"in case it disappears..." https://t.co/qYZnavkq21

Kris Zane@DefeatObama

MH17 passenger Facebook post 1 hour before the plane got shot down-"in case it disappears..." https://t.co/qYZnavkq21

2:29 PM - 17 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Many found the joke incredibly eerie.

Eerie "If it disappears, it looks like this" https://t.co/a90syV79OB MH17

Jamie Craig@J8mmyc

Eerie "If it disappears, it looks like this" https://t.co/a90syV79OB MH17

1:38 PM - 17 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Last Facebook post of Dutchman Cor Pan makes tragic reading. "If it disappears, this is what it looks like" next to a photo of flight MH17.

Kate Mullen@NinjaArkRock

Last Facebook post of Dutchman Cor Pan makes tragic reading. "If it disappears, this is what it looks like" next to a photo of flight MH17.

2:18 PM - 17 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

There were 280 passengers and 15 crew members on board Flight MH17. For more details about Flight MH17 follow this developing story.

REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

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