A Greek man revealed that he would have been the 150th passenger on the Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines Boeing plane that crashed on Sunday, killing all on board, except he arrived two minutes late for the flight.
In a Facebook post entitled “My lucky day” in which he includes a photo of his ticket, Antonis Mavropoulos said: “I was mad because nobody helped me to reach the gate on time.”
Mavropoulos, president of the International Solid Waste Association, a non-profit organisation, was travelling to Nairobi to attend the annual assembly of the UN Environment Programme, according to Athens News Agency.
He said: “They led me to the police station of the airport. 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 said in his post in which he admits being in shock.
“They said they couldn’t let me go before cross-checking my identity, the reason I hadn’t boarded the plane etc.”