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Lucky men and women reveal how they escaped with their lives at the very last second 

‘I should be dead’: From missed flights to slowing down the car – the narrow escapes that allowed a lucky few to cheat death

  • Kyle and Jackie O were speaking about DJ Deadmau’s lucky flight escape on-air
  • They asked a number of callers if they had also had any ‘sliding doors’ moments
  • Some called in to talk about ill-fated car accidents and mistimed gunshots
  • Many appeared shaken at how their lives could have changed in an instant 

Life can change in an instant – just ask international DJ Deadmau5.

The hit-maker, whose real name is Joel Zimmerman, opened up earlier this year about how he and his tour manager missed boarding a connecting flight from Madrid by mere minutes in 2008.

The plane in question was Spanair JK5022, which crashed shortly after take-off killing 154 of its 172 passengers. 

The hit-maker, whose real name is Joel Zimmerman, (right) opened up earlier this year about how he and his tour manager missed boarding a connecting flight from Madrid by mere minutes in 2008

Kyle and Jackie O were discussing the miraculous event on their breakfast show and asked callers whether they had ever narrowly escaped death. 

Monica opened the floor with a story about a fateful car accident she was in with three friends.

‘We were 17 and decided to sneak out of the house to watch the sun rise at Cronulla. As we’re driving we pass a sign that read ‘Dead Man’s Bridge’ so I slowed down and we had a bit of a laugh. 

Kyle and Jackie O (pictured) were discussing the miraculous event on their breakfast show and asked callers whether they had ever narrowly escaped death

Kyle and Jackie O (pictured) were discussing the miraculous event on their breakfast show and asked callers whether they had ever narrowly escaped death

The plane in question was Spanair JK5022, which crashed shortly after take-off killing 154 of its 172 passengers

The plane in question was Spanair JK5022, which crashed shortly after take-off killing 154 of its 172 passengers

‘As I did a car came flying down our side of the road and landed on our bonnet. If I didn’t slow down all three of us would have died,’ she explained ominously.

Isaac recalled a time when he skipped class with a friend and they got onto a train.

‘I was leaning against the train door and as I moved away it opened out of nowhere. The train was going 70 km’s an hour… if I would have still been leaning on it I would have been dead.’

For Daniel it was a run-in with a loaded shotgun that almost spelled the end.

Monica opened the floor with a story about a fateful car accident she was in with three friends

Monica opened the floor with a story about a fateful car accident she was in with three friends

Isaac recalled a time when he skipped class with a friend and they got onto a train

Isaac recalled a time when he skipped class with a friend and they got onto a train

He was 19 years old when a friend held one high and it went off – narrowly missing contact. Interestingly no one had pulled the trigger. 

Mia’s story was actually one involving her cousin and the tragic Sydney seaplane accident that happened on New Year’s Eve. 

‘He proposed to his girlfriend and they were meant to fly back to Sydney together on that seaplane but missed it,’ she told the shocked hosts.

Instead a group of strangers on a yacht saw the proposal and invited them on board to enjoy a glass of champagne and toast to their love.  

It ultimately saved their lives. 

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