As news filtered in of the terrible tragedy that had befallen Malaysia Airlines MH17 in Ukraine, friends and loved ones of those suspected to have been on the ill-fated flight took to social media to post their prayers and well wishes.
Friends of Malaysia Airlines crew member Shazana Salleh's posted messages of anguish on a post she made on July 13.
A friend's sister was one of the stewardesses on the flight. Heartbreaking...
— - skygazer - (@gidaryeora) July 17, 2014
Mum's BFF's sister-in-law is a stewardess on that flight. Alfatihah. #MH17
— ♡ Fiekaman ♡ (@FiekaMan) July 17, 2014
Bizzarely, a Dutchman who went by the name of Cor Pan on Facebook uploaded this image before he appeared to board MH17, writing in Dutch: "If it disappears, this is what it looks like".
While his acquaintances initially wished him a safe journey, news of the crash prompted a dramatic turn as shocked friends began writing "Rest In Peace" in Dutch.