A Greek man named, Antonis Mavropoulos is thankful for his life as he narrowly escaped the fatal Ethiopian Airlines plane crash which occurred on Sunday.
Mavropoulos who shared an image of his boarding pass via Facebook said when he “arrived at the airport, the boarding gate was closed” and he even watched the last passenger walk through the tunnel.
Since he was only 2 minutes late, Antonis Mavropoulos disclosed that he initially protested but the airport security calmed him down.
Mavropoulos who is the president of a non-profit company named, International Solid Waste Association, was apparently scheduled to attend the annual assembly of the UN Environment Programme.
Antonis Mavropoulos was later booked to board the next flight en route to Nairobi, Kenya. The Greek national revealed how surprise he was when the airport security informed him about the plane crash which took place just six minutes after its take-off killing all 149 passengers and 8 crew members onboard.
“The officer told me not to protest but to pray to God because I was the only passenger that didn’t board the ET 302 flight that was lost,” Mavropoulos revealed in his Facebook post.
Another man who is also thankful for his life is Ahmed Khalid. He missed his Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 to Nairobi while connecting from Dubai.
Khalid revealed that his first flight from Dubai was delayed, that is why he was unable to board the ET 302 flight to Nairobi.
One passenger is thanking his lucky stars after he missed the Ethiopian Airlines flight. He recalls the moment he found out about plane crash. #EthiopianAirlines #ET302Crash #NewsNight Courtesy #DStv403 pic.twitter.com/g0wL7HZ3Oh
— eNCA (@eNCA) March 10, 2019
Thank God for their lives