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Teen snaps selfie with mom before fatal flight MH17

Malaysia Airlines Passenger, 15, Takes Happy Selfie With Mother

This is the last picture taken of a Dutch mother and her teenage son before they perished in the tragic Malaysian airlines flight that claimed the lives of 298 people.

15-year-old Gary Slok and his mother Petra took the carefree selfie as they settled into their seats aboard flight MH17. They were reportedly heading to Malaysia for a vacation designed for single parents and their children.

Other Internet posts from passengers on the flight had a similar happy tone.

Another Dutch passenger posted this to Facebook shortly before taking off. Comments posted after the crash grew more and more grim as more details came out.

And one passenger posted a now haunting photo of his tickets to Instagram.

But one of the most chilling pictures was reportedly posted by Cor Pan to Facebook. It's possibly a picture of the plane that was shot down. A caption below reads "if [it] disappears, this is what it looks like."

Sunday night, officials reported 251 bodies found in the fields of Ukraine where the flight was shot down last week.


More coverage of MH17 on AOL:
Rising death toll in crash of flight MH17
Network criticized for gaffe
Grieving mom's plea to Putin
Rebels to turn over black boxes
Photos of crash victims surface

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dseel1 July 21 2014 at 11:13 AM

King Barry read about it in Monday morning papaer and will respond later today according to CNN.

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Rick July 21 2014 at 11:31 AM

lets go a few rounds you Russian cowards rebels

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yamel86 July 21 2014 at 12:53 PM

Sad.

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gmsexton July 21 2014 at 9:19 PM

do we really need to see all the up close and personal stuff? personally i find it revolting the news media is making a circus out of the peoples grief. report on what's important, like who fired the missile and what the repercussions are going to be. i don't need nor do i have any desire to try and get to "know" the personal lives of all who perished. it's morbid and disrespectful

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phitelover31 July 22 2014 at 1:49 AM

What a terrible thing. Why can't this happen to chartered flights for child molesters or something? Innocent people dying:-(

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Mike Jones July 22 2014 at 12:07 AM

I wonder if anyone missed their flight or cancelled? Talk about lucky....

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Arthur July 21 2014 at 7:55 PM

We need to syop this BS. These people were killed by the russians and there rebels, concentrate on that not on selfies and pictures taken before the flight. Show some RESPEC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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jigokurei July 21 2014 at 4:29 PM

There appears to be a wanton disregard for life and there is not acceptable room for collateral damage; no matter who is at war with each other. Civilinans should never, ever be the uwitting pons for false appeals, nor should they ever be the casualties of war spiling over into the lives of civilians that have absolutely nothing to do with these uncivilized acts of barbarism. The U.S. is also not without fault here; recounting when our own military shot down an Iranian passenger plane. There just is not rational or logical excuse or justification for it; not before, since, or after 9/11...especially when so much technology has already been in place long before 9/11 to know well enough any such threats before firing and downing a plane.

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godiva.empress July 21 2014 at 2:35 PM

THIS REPORTER IS AN IDIOT WHO SHOULD HAVE DONE HER RESEARCH BEFORE OPENING HER MOUTH!!

The photo captioned "IF IT DISAPPEARS, THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE" is from flight 370. IT WAS NOT SHOT DOWN, IT WAS LOST OVERSEA.

DUH!!

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roeschassoc godiva.empress July 21 2014 at 2:52 PM

No, I think you fail to understand what the passenger on MH17 meant, ITS because of what happened to flight 370 that he posted a picture and the comment " If it disappears this is what it looks like" An Ironic joke

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shrinker31 July 21 2014 at 12:34 PM

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