Three generations of the same Spanish family – all named Emma – are among the Germanwings plane crash victims.
It has been revealed that Emma Vidal Bardan, her adult daughter Emma Pardo Vidal, and her 12-year-old granddaughter Emma Solera Pardo were among the 150 plane crash victims.
The family were travelling to Manchester via Dusseldorf to pick up Emma Solera Pardo’s teenage brother, who had been studying English overseas.
But tragically, the family never reached their destination after co-pilot Andreas Lubitz allegedly locked the pilot out of the cockpit and intentionally slammed flight 9525 into the French Alps.
Emma’s grandfather, Juan Pardo Yanez, was among a group of victims’ relatives who recently travelled to the crash site in Seyne-Les-Alpes in France.
“There is nothing that can be done or could be said to me to change the loss of these three so dearly loved ones…I will return with all my children to the site where all of them have died,” he told the Associated Press.
Emma, 12, has been described as a quiet student who enjoyed playing tennis at a club near her home and who attended a Catholic school close to her apartment.
Her classmates and teachers are said to be devastated by her death.
The three family members were recently farewelled by hundreds of grieving friends and relatives at a private mass in their Spanish hometown of Sant Cugat del Valles.
Investigators are still recovering bodies from the crash site before the identification process begins.