Three generations die in the Germanwings crash, in a tragic family story that is simply heartbreaking. According to Yahoo! News, 12-year-old Emma Solera Pardo, her mother Emma Pardo Vidal, and her grandmother Emma Vidal Bardan, all from Spain, decided to take a trip to Manchester, England to pick up Emma’s brother who was finishing up a semester abroad.
The three women would have been headed to England via a connecting flight from Duesseldorf, but they never made it to their first destination. Emma and her family were on flight 9525, and their plane crashed in the French Alps.
It is believed that the co-pilot intentionally downed the Airbus A320. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the early information received from this ongoing investigation indicates that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was suffering from depression and quite possibly from mental illness.
His ex-girlfriend spoke to the media about the things that he used to say to her, and now those words are simply chilling.
“One day I’m going to do something that will change the whole system, and everyone will know my name and remember,” Lubitz once said according to a woman named Maria W.
The 3 generations that died in the crash were recently memorialized at a mass. There were 400 friends and relatives in attendance, most of whom had a hard time keeping themselves from breaking down. Perhaps Pardo Yanez is having the hardest time of anyone. Mr. Yanez lost his wife, his daughter, and his granddaughter.
“There is nothing that can be done or could be said to me to change the loss of these three so dearly loved ones,” said Emma’s grandfather, Pardo Yanez, who also went to the crash site with other families to mourn the loss of his three family members.
According to the Canada Journal, 12-year-old Emma was well-liked at school, and news of her tragic passing has been devastating to those who knew her and her family.
“[Emma was a] pupil at the local Catholic school, [and] was said to have been popular with staff and her classmates. The principal could only manage one word when asked by the AP how people at the school felt. ‘Destroyed,’ she said.”
There were about 50 Spanish people on flight 9525. There were a total of 150 people on board the plane, all of whom are presumed dead. Forensics experts believe that at least 95 percent of the passengers will be properly identified and officially declared dead within three weeks time.
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