Woman Who Missed Air France Flight Killed in Car Crash

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2009 5:33 PM CDT
The Air France check-in desk of the Tom Jobim Airport in Rio de Janeiro.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – An Italian woman who cheated fate when she missed her flight on the doomed Air France jet has been killed in a car crash, the London Times reports. Johanna Ganthaler and her husband were late to the Rio airport on May 31 and caught another flight the next day. The two then traveled to Austria, where their car collided with an oncoming truck. Her husband was seriously injured.