Yisroel Moseson, a Gerer businessman from Yerushalayim, and his partner, Shraga Israel, purchased tickets for the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed today, killing eight crew members and 149 passengers, including two Israelis.
Arutz Sheva reports that due to schedule constraints, the two decided to cancel their ticket at the last minute and their lives were saved.
In a conversation with Yisroel Hayom, Moseson recounted the story of this great miracle. “We were supposed to fly from Israel to Addis Ababa and from there to Nairobi, Kenya. Because of delays caused by business reasons in Israel, we realized that we could not board the flight to Addis Ababa and from there the connecting flight to Nairobi.”
“This morning we heard that an airplane had crashed on this route and at first I did not make the connection. When I read the details, I realized that this was the flight we were supposed to be on, and that our lives were saved. I am married with four children and my partner and I have an infrastructure and agricultural entrepreneurship company which operates in several countries around the world.”
“Tomorrow I am going to recite Gomel and I will make a Kiddush on Shabbos.”