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Couple who avoided plane crash changed their tickets last-minute

A couple who were supposed to be on Sunday’s doomed Russian plane crash changed their tickets at the last minute — because a car they planned to buy wasn’t ready on time, according to a new report.

Maxim Kolomeytsev, who turned 35 on Sunday, was going to be on fatal flight 6W703 with his 25-year-old girlfriend Nazezha so they could spend his birthday with family in the city or Orsk, East 2 West news reported.

The lucky businessman also planned on gifting himself a new car from a dealership in his home city but the showroom called to say it wouldn’t be ready on time.

“When I found out the car was not ready I delayed the trip by a week,” he said.

Changing their tickets cost about $170, Kolomeytsev said.

“But we’ve got our lives,” he added.

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The passenger plane belonging to Russian commercial carrier Saratov Airlines crashed approximately five minutes after taking off for Orsk from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, killing all 71 people on board.

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