Cor Pan Facebook

A Dutch passenger posted this image of Malaysia Airlines MH17 to his Facebook page before he boarded the plane.

Cor Pan, who was heading to Kuala Lumpur on vacation with his girlfriend Neeltje Tol, paused on the sky bridge to take this photo of the doomed plane. The caption reads, "If it disappears, this is what it looks like."

As the reality of the tragedy set in, Pan's Facebook friends expressed their grief and shared the post thousands of times.

One comment from a friend reads "Enjoy your holiday man." Another FB user wrote "Rest in peace, cousin."

MH17 was shot down over the Ukraine earlier today. 295 passengers and crew on board were killed.

23 Americans and 9 Brits were among the passengers on board MH17 when it was shot down.

Malaysia Airlines confirmed it lost contact with the Boeing 777 jet as it flew over the Ukraine from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

Reporters at the scene were encouraged to take pictures of the bodies that lay scattered in a wheat field.

CAUTION: Graphic photos after the break!

  • flsun99


  • Just Looking

    My Lawd

    The tongue is a powerful weapon. Speak LIFE

  • Nancy Drew (fka IsThisThingOn) has entered into witness protection :cool:

    “If it disappears, this is what it looks like.”

    :no: Jesus... looks like i came back at the wrong time :kona:

  • Wasting time

    :pray: For those souls and their families.

  • VDot


  • MisTaken is #unbothered :cool:

    Real sad tears :no: Night guys :bye:

  • luVn_liFe…

    OMG!!!! shiver!


  • Just Looking

    Night Taken :hug:

  • rockstar

    How messed up. I wonder. Are they determined to start a war?

  • MisTaken is #unbothered :cool:

    :hugs: JL and a few others. Church hugs for the rest. And to one of you :eek: A handshake. You know who you are :kona:

  • Sunshine617

    Very sad! Prayers go out to the families of the passengers..

  • luVn_liFe…

    Jesus this really made me well up. . .

    This is , Just NOT RIght. OMG
    if that passenger felt that way OR better yet If I felt that way i wouldnt have taken that flight.
    Perhaps it was all for fun, but DAYUM!


  • OpinionHated

    All for unbiased journalism but these are somebody's family members have some respect why post those pics - that's disgusting and very sad...

  • User Friendly

    welp, thats my cue. :hi: yall have a good nite.

  • Just Looking

    “If it disappears, this is what it looks like.”
    One comment from a friend reads “Enjoy your holiday man.” Another FB user wrote “Rest in peace, cousin.”
    Eerie....I'm certain these folks, feel some kinda bad saying these final words to there loved ones

  • Who Dat

    I'm so damn sad man. :sad: I dont do well with stuff like this.

  • luVn_liFe…

    NOW Airline's are re routing Flight Plans! Noone thought to Do that to Begin with

  • luVn_liFe…

    The White House has been put on lockdown while the Secret Service investigates an unattended package near the north fence, according to reports.
    It's crazy

  • jeniefrumdabloc

    Jesus :no:

  • Wasting time

    I left something downstairs.
    I'm going back down stairs.

  • jeniefrumdabloc

    My God :sad: I can not with this here :goodnight:

  • GAGIRL87

    wait why ya'll leaving :cry:

    Luvie :hug:

  • luVn_liFe…

    Sandra :thankyou: for posting this story, could you please maybe put the pics in a link or DOT.

    This is terrible. :(

  • GAGIRL87

    Luvie & Who Dat :hug:

  • Man, I just don’t care™


    ...why I came in here?

  • luVn_liFe…

    GAGAGIRL BABES! :hug: were going downstairs, this is TOO chilling

  • GAGIRL87

    Okay as for the post I agree with the poster who said the tongue is a powerful thing and it can bring life or death and the pictures are graphic but they don't freak me out bc I'm weird like that :( :kona:

  • thriftStoreJungle

    can't say i was prepared for those photos. what a tragedy. so sad and uncalled for to shoot down a commercial carrier. my goodness.

  • iscream

    Soooooooooooo sad!!!!!

  • Who Dat

    @GaGirl hey hun. Its my time anyway but this post is so sad. And Imma go home and pray some more.

  • Who Dat

    I DID miss'ded you though :hug:

  • dancerbee93

    OMG!!.. this is way too much Prayers for the families

  • nybrn2

    This is horrible!! Prayers for the family!

  • sassyshe

    This is just sad. Well I guess we about to go back to war

  • khandi25

    This is so horrible. SMH... Keeping the family lifted up in prayer. Chills running through my body....

  • <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    RIP :pray:
    And GOD bless all the families affected.

    OAN the cousin sounds like a Rose talmbout some RIP cousin :facepalm:
    :oldman: Unless that came after the plane went down :eek: Nvrmind :kona:

  • libra80sbaby

    :| this is HORRIBLE!! :pray: for all families and friends affected by this tragedy. Not too long ago, photos like this would NEVER have been released to the public. But now they have them available. The goal is to desensitize the public to these things so when they happen more frequently, there is no longer shock value. And trust and believe things are only going to get WORSER

  • ShadeQueen46

    This is terrible! :no: Funky Dineva's write up of this pissed me off so bad! -> "Another Malaysian Plane Goes Down. Bundles Of Hair Floating In Ocean. Sharks Sporting Quick Weaves" I really cant with his ignorance there's a time & a place for everything now is not the time!

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  • lakiesha76

    Malysian govt cover up.