Since the shocking MH17 crash which saw 298 innocent people die, many have been overcome with grief at the thought of the gruesome death and their last moments.
Speaking at the United Nations on Tuesday, Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Frans Timmermans said
“Since Thursday, I’ve been thinking how horrible the final moments of their lives must have been when they knew the plane was going down..
Did they lock hands with their loved ones, did they hold their children close to their hearts, did they look each other in the eyes, one final time, in a wordless goodbye?We will never know.”
However,Forensic expert, Professor David Royds said if the initial blast did not kill the passengers, a rapid decompression and freezing temperatures at 33,000 feet would have caused instant death.
He told the Herald Sun. “Flying at more than 10km above the ground, the mid-air explosion would have caused the cabin temperature to drop to minus 50C with a sudden drop of air pressure and loss of oxygen.
That extremely cold environment would have rendered the passengers unconscious within seconds.'It’s very unlikely the passengers would have suffered, there would have been no time to worry,'