Passenger who missed ill-fated flight tweets gratitude
10 March 2014, 17:05
Cape Town - "@Cylithria can't reach you by phone. We missed the flight. Rory and I are OKAY Ria. I'm NOT ON THE FLIGHT RIA. IM OK."
This was a tweet sent out by US traveller and Twitter user, Kaiden IV on Saturday after realising that he and his travel companion had missed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 to China and so escaped a still unknown, but possibly terrible fate.
The flight, en route from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysiato Beijing, China, was reported missing on Saturday, 8 March after Subang Air Traffic Control Centre lost contact with the plane at about 01:22 (17:43 GMT), while over the Gulf of Thailand.
The plane has been missing for more than 48hrs with 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board - and authorities are investigating exactly what happened to the plane.
While it's not clear what exactly had made Kaiden IV and his companion, Rory, miss their flight, he expressed his disbelief, grief and, ultimately, gratitude in a string of heartfelt tweets starting with the one addressed to his fiance, Ria.