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Kendall College president was supposed to be on Malaysia flight

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A local Chicago woman just missed being on the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished last Friday.

Back home in north suburban Glenview, Emily Knight is happy to still be alive with her family. She was traveling in Asia last week and was supposed to be on the ill fated flight to Beijing. However, a colleague decided for both of them to take another plane.

"Something like this makes you stop, and say ok, you need to be grateful, you need to slow down, and you need to appreciate that every time you separate from your family, you need to make sure they know how much you love them. I've spent the last couple of days sending a lot of emails to people in my life, telling them, hey by the way, you're pretty special," Knight said.

Knight retains a very special feeling for the families whose loved ones are still missing, even as she fears the international spotlight on the airplane incident is beginning to dim.

"Today that there's less news coverage, less tweets, less Facebook posts…it makes me sad because there's 239 people missing. I felt like if I could tell the story of being on the peripheral, that maybe it would draw some attention, and people could keep asking questions and demanding answers from the government.

Knight will return to her job Wednesday as the president of Kendall College on the north side of Chicago. However, she said that with the changes in her life, she will continue to demand answers for the 239 missing.

As for an update on the Malaysian jetliner, it may have attempted to turn back before it vanished from radar, but there is no evidence it reached the Strait of Malacca, Malaysia's air force chief said Wednesday.

With no debris found yet, authorities have not ruled out any possible cause, including mechanical failure, pilot error, sabotage or terrorism.

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