Woman who missed Air France flight from Rio dies in car crash

By Calvin Palmer

An Italian woman who arrived late for the ill-fated Air France flight that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean has been killed in a car accident.

Johanna Ganthaler, a pensioner from Bolzano-Bozen province, had been on holiday in Brazil with her husband Kurt and missed Air France Flight 447 after turning up late at Rio de Janeiro airport on May 31.

The Airbus A330-200 en route to Paris with 228 people on board encountered severe thunderstorms and crashed four hours into the flight.

The Ganthalers caught a flight the next day.

It is reported that Ganthaler died when the couple’s car veered across a road in Kufstein, Austria, and hit an oncoming truck. Her husband was seriously injured.

[Based on a report by The Times.]

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One response to “Woman who missed Air France flight from Rio dies in car crash

  1. zelda

    What a tragedy………….my my my.I hope the husband recovers……how terrible.A real mind blower.

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