The AirAsia flight that disappeared shortly after takeoff over the weekend was a terrible tragedy, but as so often happens in such situations there are people who were supposed to be on the flight but missed it. And of course, it’s a miracle! God specifically wanted to make sure they weren’t killed.
An Indonesian family of 10 said they had a miraculous escape when they arrived too late to catch AirAsia Flight QZ8501, which went missing shortly after take-off en route to Singapore.
Christianawati, 36, said the 10 of them, who included her family, her mother and her younger brother’s family, were heading to Singapore to celebrate New Year.
The six adults and four children were originally booked on the 7:30 am flight but AirAsia moved them to Flight QZ8501 scheduled for two hours earlier.“They emailed and called us on December 15 and 16 to inform us but we missed those calls,” Christianawati said.
“So we arrived at the airport to check in for the 7:30am flight but were told our flights had been rescheduled to 5:30am and we were late. Of course we were angry,” she said.
While the new tickets were being reissued, we heard that the earlier plane had crashed so we cancelled our flights immediately.
“I was shocked to hear about it and cried. Maybe it is all God’s plan that my family and I were not on the flight. It was a blessing in disguise,” she said.
Imagine if one of your loved ones were on that plane and you heard this. Oh really, you’re just such a special snowflake that God went out of his way to make sure you weren’t on the plane — but fuck my mom, is that it? Such arrogance. Such irrationality.