Three Generations Of Family Members Named Emma Died In Germanwings Crash
When women from three generations of a Spanish family boarded their flight together last week, their relatives couldn't have anticipated losing them all.
Emma Pardo Vidal, her mother, Emma Vidal Bardan, and her daughter, 12-year-old Emma Solera Pardo, were all killed last Tuesday in the Germanwings plane crash that devastated families across the world, according to a report from Daily Mail.
The three were heading on a family trip to visit Pardo Vidal's son at school in Manchester, England, and intended to catch their connecting flight from Düsseldorf, Germany.
In the wake of the crash, Vidal Bardan's husband, Juan Pardo Yanez, paid tribute to his lost wife, daughter and granddaughter with a visit to the spot where the plane went down.
Pardo Yanez told journalists outside a Barcelona crisis center,
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.
Certainly, Pardo Yanez and his family have acutely felt the deaths of their loved ones, who could never have known it was their last day.
The youngest Emma was reportedly a shy, kind girl who focused her time on improving her tennis game.
She never had the chance to reach her teenage years.
The New Zealand Herald reports the family attended a mass for their three lost family members in Sant Cugat del Vallès, a town near Barcelona.