& # 39; It really touched us how close he came to miss the plane & # 39 ;: Mother of MH17 victim, 25, reveals the only fatal mistake that cost him his life – and why she doesn't hate Russia
- Passenger's mother on board MH17 revealed his moments before boarding
- Meryn O & Brien said her son Jack, 25, had run through the airport to catch the flight
- It was also revealed that the flight was delayed due to transfers and transfers
- MH17 was shot down over Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 passengers on board
- The international investigation team put pressure on murder this week
The mother of a 25-year-old passenger who lost his life aboard flight MH17 showed her broken heart what her son's last moments were when he sprinted through the airport to catch the doomed plane.
Meryn O & # 39; Brien opened up for her reaction to watching CCTV footage of the last moments of her son Jack at Schiphol when he was on his way to catch the Malaysia Airlines flight to Kuala Lumpur.
& # 39; We knew from Jack & # 39; s friend (who came back separately) that they had been a bit late, but we didn't know what time they were. Jack almost got close to missing the plane. It took a lot of time to check in luggage and things like that, & Meryn told The age.
The video showed that Jack was walking with his hand luggage along the walkway to the gate.
Meryn O & # 39; Brien recently opened CCTV footage of her son Jack & # 39; s (photo & # 39; s) when he flew to Malaysia Airlines flight at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Jon and Meryn O & # 39; Brien opened up to see how close their son was to miss the doomed flight that was shot down over Ukraine in 2014
She says she asked if Jack was the last person to board the plane, because the images made him run down an empty corridor and were told that he was the second or last person to board.
& # 39; We were watching, thinking why didn't he fall over? Why didn't he sprain a single leg, break a leg, or something like that while rushing to the plane? & # 39;
What Jack probably didn't know was that the flight was delayed by 13 minutes due to too many books and the late arrival of transfer passengers.
Meryn said that if the plane had left the gate on time, there was a good chance that Jack would not board the plane.
Families of the MH17 victims were recently allowed to view images of CCTV at Schiphol.
Meryn says some families didn't want to do it, but she and her husband Jon thought they should, even though they knew it would be heartbreaking.
Jon O & # 39; Brien says the loss of his son Jack is still painful, but reveals that he doesn't hate Russia or his people during the attack.
& # 39; I am also inclined to hate in response to that anger I feel about Jack's life being violently torn away. But it was hatred and division that cost Jack & # 39; s life first. I also believe that I should separate ordinary Russian people from those responsible for the attack. & # 39; he says.
O & # 39; Brien likes to remember his son Jack and their walks together to the soccer field where he would practice.
He says he never has to tell Jack how much fun he has enjoyed these silent walks or watching the talented player warming up for training.
Dutch prosecutors on Wednesday sued the Russians Igor Girkin, Sergey Dubinsky and Oleg Pulatov and the Ukrainian Leonie Kharachenko during the disaster in Eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014.
Jack O & # 39; Brien, 25, was on vacation in Europe when he caught flight MH17
Pictured: the wreck of MH17 that was brought down to Ukraine in 2015. This week the international investigation team filed the complaint
Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Peter Crozier says that the poll that was responsible for shooting down the Mayalsian Airlines plane and killing all 298 people on board, including 38 Australians, will continue until all potential suspects have been identified.
All four were civil servants in the pro-Russian Donetsk People's Republic and would have been responsible for the Buk rocket launcher brought into Russia from Russia.
They will be tried – probably in absentia, because Russia and the Ukraine do not allow the extradition of their citizens – in the Netherlands on 9 March.
Jon O & # 39; Brien says the loss of his son Jack (photo) is still painful, but reveals that he doesn't hate Russia or his people
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