Johanna Ganthaler and her husband Kurt were vacationing in Brazil. They were scheduled to fly into Paris May 31 on Air France Flight 447. Fortunately for Johanna and Kurt, the couple missed boarding the flight after arriving late to the Rio de Janeiro airport. Consequently, the couple were not on the fatal flight. However, in a twist of fate, the two were involved in a car accident in Austria. Johanna Ganthaler was killed and Kurt was seriously injured. Times Online.
Eithne Walls, also died in the fatal plane crash known as "Flight 447." It is likely a movie will document her life and tragic ending. Eithne was a beautiful 28-year-old Irish doctor. She had recently joined the ophthalmic team at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital in Dublin in January. Eithne had always dreamed of being an eye doctor. On the way to realizing her dreams, she was a performer with Riverdance. She spent a year on Broadway before medical school. While she made her own fate in that her dream came true, Eithne, like us all, was still accountable to her ultimate destiny.