I actually have and it came to my surprise. I was digging through some VERY old boarding passes because my dad saves everything, and thanks to the magic of the FAA I was able to pull some tail numbers I had flown on for my log book, some even upwards of 15 years later.
In 1998 I was traveling home from Maine (BGR to be exact) connecting in EWR. I flew home on Continental Flight 393, an MD-82 registered N72824. I sat in Seat 22A. Flash to last year, 2012. I find this information and go here on Airliners.net to see pictures of it, mostly for my own amusement, and then I read the comment "Aircraft crashed on August 16, 2005 near Machinques, Venezuela, killing all 160 people on board while operating for West Caribbean Airways."
Photo © Mark Abbott
Crazy. All these years later and I find out about it.
What about you guys. Any similar experiences?
[Edited 2013-12-21 17:13:05]