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Malaysia Airlines MH17: Scottish couple missed flight which was overbooked

Published on Jul 18, 2014 11:24 AM
 

A Scottish couple had been planning to fly on Malaysia Airlines MH17 but switched to a later KLM flight because it was full.

Mr Barry Sim and his wife Izzy, who heard about the tragedy on the way to the airport, spoke of the "sick feeling" they experienced on hearing the news. Mr Sim told the Telegraph: "You get this sick feeling in the pit of your stomach We started getting butterflies. Your heartbeat starts going."

His wife added: "There must have been someone watching over us and saying 'you must not get on that flight'.

"Coming to the airport in the taxi I was just crying ... I feel like I've been given a second chance."

A Scottish couple had been planning to fly on Malaysia Airlines MH17 but switched to a later KLM flight because it was full. Mr Barry Sim and his wife Izzy (pictured), who heard about the tragedy on the way to the airport, spoke of the "sick feeling" they experienced on hearing the news. -- SCREENGRAB: RAZOR TV
 
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