Usually the people you never get to hear from after a tragedy like this are the victims.
But shortly after the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, one passenger's haunting final social media message became public.
Dutch passenger Cor Pan posted a photo (above) of the plane to his Facebook page just before boarding.
"This is what it looks like in case it goes down."
Eesh. It's the kind of thing people do all the time, making light of horrible things that COULD happen, often in hopes they'll ward them off.
Unfortunately this time, the tragedy did befall Cor. And his silly status update seemed frighteningly prescient instead- and the tragedy all too human.
[Image via Facebook.]