Robert Oliver Calvo has been identified as the third American victim of the Germanwings Flight 9525 crash.
Oliver, 37, was one of 150 people killed when the plane crashed into the French Alps north of Nice. It was headed from Barcelona, Spain to Dusseldorf, Germany.
Here’s what you need to know about Oliver:
1. He Is Married With Children
Oliver was born in Barcelona to an American father, according to NBC New York.
His father, Robert Tansill Oliver, is a retired English teacher from New York who has lived in Barcelona since 1966. He told the Guardian that they are staying in Barcelona for now with his son’s wife and grandchildren, and will likely travel to France later.
2. He Worked For the Spanish Clothing Company Desigual
According to his LinkedIn profile, Oliver worked for Desigual, a clothing company based in Barelona. He was a real estate project manager for the German, Austrian and Swiss territories.
3. His Father Said They Have To Remember the Good Times
Robert Tansill Oliver told the Guardian:
All fathers and mothers, families who have lost a loved one, a son, a daughter, a loved one, to death, I’d encourage them to not focus on those last 10 minutes, the final crash. I’d like to encourage them to think about the wonderful years that they have enjoyed of life together, those wonderful moments, happy moments with the family, with friends, the name, their reputation, think about the good moments, the wonderful moments, and of course think about the future.
4. The Victims Came From 15 Different Countries
The nationality’s of victims in the Germanwings flight have ranged from primarily German and Spanish, to English, Australians, and Colombians
5. The Plane Was Crashed Deliberately
French Prosecutor Brice Robin said during a press conference Thursday that co-pilot Andrea Lubitz, a 28-year-old German, deliberately crashed the plane. He could be heard breathing normally and not allowing captain Patrick Sonderheimer back into the cockpit.
Lubitz appeared to initiate the plane’s descent, the prosecutor said.
Germanwings officials said it is possible for someone to completely block access to the cockpit on the Airbus A320.
“It’s obvious this co-pilot took advantage of the commander’s absence. Could he have known he would leave? It is too early to say,” Robin said at a press conference.
According to the Times, there were normal conversations heard on the coc
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