Woman Who Missed Air France Flight Dies In Car Crash

Here's one of those stories that seems too sad to be true:

"An Italian woman who arrived late for the Air France plane flight that crashed in the Atlantic last week has been killed in a car accident," the Times of London reports.

Johanna Ganthaler died when a car she was riding in "veered across a road in Kufstein, Austria, and swerved into an oncoming truck. Her husband was seriously injured."

The Air France jet crashed over the Atlantic Ocean on May 31. All 228 people on board are presumed dead.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.