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11 Mar 2019

#EthiopianAirlinesCrash: Two minutes delay saved man from being 150th victim

Ethiopian Airline crash: Being late saved this man

Being late isn't a good idea, but sometimes it can save your life.

Like this Greek man, who was two minutes late to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, Ethiopia, and thus not allowed inside the Ethiopian Airlines. The fateful flight crashed six minutes after it took off, killing all on board, yesterday morning.

Antonis Mavropoulos, was travelling to attend UN Environment Program's annual assembly.

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Ethiopian Airline crash: Being late saved this man
Flight ET302 took-off to meet deadly end in six minutes

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Flight ET302 took-off to meet deadly end in six minutes

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane (ET302) took off with 149 passengers and went missing after six minutes.

Later, it crashed killing all passengers and crew on board.

The American company, Boeing, is facing backlash about the safety of their aircraft as this was the second incident in just five months.

China has already suspended the use of the aircraft by its airlines.

Second Boeing crash, after LION incident, in last five months

In October 2018, LION Air Flight 610, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed after 12 minutes of takeoff. All the 189 passengers and crew died in the crash. It was the second deadliest crash after Garuda Indonesia Flight 152 crash of 1997, which killed 234.

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Antonis was angry nobody helped him reach 'gate on time'

Coming back to Antonis, he is the president of the International Solid Waste Association, a non-profit organization.

After his near escape from the clutches of death, he took to Facebook, while attaching a photo of his ticket with the post, to share his relief.

Titled 'My Lucky day', he said, "I was mad because nobody helped me reach the gate on time."

I felt the ground lost under my feet, wrote Antonis

'Was asked not to protest, pray to God instead'

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'Was asked not to protest, pray to God instead'

Antonis then booked another flight, but was prevented to board.

"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," his post read.

He added that he was held back as authorities wanted to question him.

Passengers from 35 nations were on board the fateful aircraft

"They said they couldn't let me go before cross-checking my identity, until they determined who I'm, the reason I hadn't boarded the plane, etc," Antonis wrote in his post, while admitting that he's in shock. Passengers from 35 nations were on board the fateful aircraft.

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