Woman who missed flight 447 killed in car crash

She cheated death once, but an Italian woman who missed Flight 447 has been killed in a car crash

According to reports in The Times, an Italian woman who arrived late for Air France flight 447, which crashed in the Atlantic last week, has been killed in a car accident.

Johanna Ganthaler, a pensioner from the Bolzano-Bozen province in the north of Italy, had been on holiday in Brazil with her husband Kurt. She missed doomed Flight 447 after turning up late at Rio de Janeiro airport on Sunday May 31st, but according to ANSA news agency, she managed to catch a flight from Rio the next day.

ANSA reports that Ms Ganthaler died when her car veered across a road in Kufstein, Austria, and swerved into an oncoming truck. Her husband was seriously injured.

All 228 people on board Flight 447 are thought to have been killed in the crash, although at last count only 44 bodies have been recovered. The passengers and crew lost their lives after the plane crashed into the Atlantic four hours into its flight to Paris.


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