As in the tradition of movies like “Final Destination” it appears that Death never misses an appointment.
Air France Flight 447 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean during a violent storm on June 1 this year. Though wreckage has been recovered, the black boxes and cause of the crash remain elusive. All 228 passengers and crew died in the accident.
An initially fortunate Italian couple missed Flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. We can only assume their disappointment about missing the flight turned to joy, relief and appreciation when they learned they missed out on going to a horrific watery grave.
Johanna and Kurt Ganthaler arrived safely back in Europe a couple of days later and decided to drive back to Italy from Munich.
However Death appears to have been irritated by the interruption to his schedule. As the couple were driving out of Austria, the car they were traveling in crossed to the other side of the road and had a head on collision with a truck.
Johanna lost her life in the accident and Kurt was severely injured.
Was it that only Johanna who was destined to die? Perhaps fate only wanted Johanna; had the couple boarded the flight Kurt would have lost his life too. Death had a plan he intended to keep.
Coincidence or fate?