A man who planned on flying with the Malaysia airlines passenger plane that crashed in Ukraine has spoken of his shock at hearing the news.
Barry Sim and his wife Izzy had wanted to fly with the airlines on an earlier flight, but after they were unable to get on board, they had switched to KLM.
Asked about his reaction to the news, Mr Sim said: "You get this sick feeling in the pit of your stomach [...] We started getting butterflies. Your heartbeat starts going."
Thousands of online users have taken to social media to call for the victims of the Malaysian airliner crash to be returned to loved ones.
United States intelligence officials admitted that they do not know who fired the surface-to-air missile that downed flight MH17.
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