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Family bumped from doomed airline flight

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (Elizabeth Palmer) -- A shortage of seats on Flight 17 saved one British family.

The airline told a couple there was no room for them and their baby son, so they switched airlines. 

After the plane crashed, shocked  family members were led out of Amsterdam's airport to wait for more news.  They'd already heard the worst though, there were no survivors.
   
Izzy Sim, her husband and baby were bumped from the flight for lack of space.

"I'm shaking. I don't know what to do. I feel physically sick.  And I was like, from The Hague to the airport I was just crying. I'm just thinking that I'm feeling like I've been given a second chance," Izzy said.
   
Malaysia Airlines is offering to fly family members from Amsterdam to Kiev and maybe even onto the crash site if it's considered safe enough.  But when CBS spoke to a man who lost two of his sons a short while ago he said that some of the families have said, 'no thank you.'

At the moment, they're just not up to making the trip.

The Netherlands had the greatest loss of life on the plane with 189 of its citizens killed.

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