MH17 steward had swapped flights, wife had swapped out of MH370

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Reports are stating that Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight steward Mr Sanjid Singh, 41, had requested to swap flights so as to fly on the ill-fated MH17 flight which crashed in Ukraine on Thursday night (July 17).

In what can only be described as a cruel twist of fate, just 131 days ago, his wife had swapped out of flight MH370, which disappeared while it was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Mr Singh is among the 15 crew members who died in the plane crash in Ukraine. 

A picture of what is believed to be his passport at the scene of the crash has been circulating online (see photo above). 

The Malaysian Insider managed to interview Mr Singh's father, Mr Jijar Singh, 71 at his house in Penang early on Friday morning (Jul 18).

"He was last here about a month ago. He told us recently that he swapped with a colleague for the return Amsterdam-Kuala Lumpur flight," the elder Mr Singh told Malaysian Insider. 

"He was supposed to come here at noon after he returns from Amsterdam this morning. His mother had prepared all his favourite dishes.

"I did not know that would be the last conversation with him."

According to The Malaysian Insider, Mr Singh was informed of his son's tragic death at 4 am on Friday (Jul 18) by his daughter.

"We are heartbroken because he was our only son. What to do? What has happened, has happened," he added with his voice trembling.

*Note: Our earlier report stated that Mr Sanjid Singh was 43 years old. This is incorrect. Mr Sanjid Singh is 41 years old.

Source: The Malaysian Insider 

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