Cor Pan's joke was in reference to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared in March and remains to be found. His joke became an "eerie" portent after the flight crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border. Though there are suspicions that the flight was shot down as part of the Ukrainian conflict, investigators have yet to confirm what caused the crash.
Dutch national Cor Pan joked as he lined— Siboe Siboe (@SiboeSiboe) July 17, 2014
up to board MH17, "If it goes missing, this
is what it looks like." pic.twitter.com/7cU4ZVRNPN
After his post went viral, people posted their condolences on his Facebook page.
Dozens of bodies have been found in the wreckage and it is believed that all 295 passengers died in the crash.