A video posted to Instagram, appears to show a passenger filming other passengers preparing for take off after boarding Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The airplane was later shot down over Ukraine.
The last glimpse of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was captured by Malaysian passenger Md Ali Md Salim moments before departure.
The 14-second video, which was uploaded on his private Instagram account, showed other passengers stowing their luggage in the overhead compartment.
In the caption of the Instagram video, the 30-year-old seemed to have expressed his jitters flying home.
“Bismillah… #hatiadasikitgentar (In the name of God… feeling a little bit nervous),” read the caption.
An announcement, believed to be the voice of the pilot, could be heard in the background. “At the moment, we are on the final stages of boarding and cargo loading. Once again, please ensure all your phones are off for the flight to…” said the pilot, before the video ended.
Md Ali, a psychology PhD student at Erasmus University Rotterdam, was reported to be heading home to celebrate the upcoming Hari Raya in Muar, Johor.