An Appointment in Samarra

Remember the Somerset Maugham (and John O’Hara) stories about death being unavoidable? Well, a woman who missed a plane crash died in an auto accident!

"Johanna Ganthaler and her husband Kurt were on vacation in Brazil and were supposed to take Air France Flight 447 back to Paris. But they missed the doomed flight and took a different one home instead. All 228 people onboard the Air France jet were killed when it crashed in the Atlantic Ocean. Authorities are still examining what may have been the cause.

The Ganthalers’ vehicle crashed after veering across a road in Kufstein, Austria, according to Italian news agency ANSA. The car swerved into an oncoming truck and Johanna Ganthaler was killed. Her husband was seriously injured.,2933,525835,00.html

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