Dublin: Three young Irish doctors - one a Riverdance performer - returning from a vacation to Brazil. An American geologist and his wife headed to Europe for work and some R&R. An 11-year-old boy traveling alone on his way back to an English boarding school.
All were among the victims of Air France Flight 447, leaving broken hearts from Rio to Paris and far beyond.
"We will miss your dancing feet," read a tribute from the Northern Ireland family of Eithne Walls, 29, the dancer-turned-doctor. "We will miss your silliness, your wit and your hugs. We will always hold you in our hearts and you are never truly gone."Text & Images: Copyright AP. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.
Image: In this undated photo made available Tuesday May 2, 2009,issued from Riverdance, showing Irish dancer Eithne Walls, who arereported as a passengers on the missing flight from Brazil to Paris.Searchers are racing to search for wreckage of Air France Flight 447,which disappeared in the Atlantic Ocean with all 228 people aboardfeared dead.