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Mangalore : Air Crash Kills Fernandes Couple, Leaves Daughter Orphan


Mangalore : Air Crash Kills Fernandes Couple, Leaves Daughter Orphan
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Mangalore, May 25 (DHNS): Three-year-old Viona Fernandes was left behind with her grandparents at Padil here, when her parents flew to Dubai in search of greener pastures. 

On Saturday, the couple were on board the crashed Air India Express plane, on their way back to pick up their baby daughter as they could afford a visa for her now. Naveen Fernandes (36) worked for Spinneys supermarket, while his wife Saritha D’Souza (24) was employed at Dubai Mall in Dubai. They lived together with Naveen’s brother, sister and brother-in-law. Naveen’s previous work permit did not allow him to take his baby as he was in the low income category. He had found a better paying job with a tea company and the next thing the couple did was to fly to India to take their daughter back with them. The little one who was separated from her parents, is now orphaned for ever.


Naveen & Sarita






“I dropped my brother and sister-in-law at Dubai airport on Friday night and returned home,” said Merwin, Naveen’s brother, who too works in Dubai. “As I was waiting for my sister and brother-in-law, I saw the aircraft land, followed by the rush of fire tenders and ambulances. We heard a loud noise but were told that it was just a tyre burst. We realised the plane had crashed much later when TV channels started beaming the news,” said Saritha’s brother here.

Naveen’s parents, James Fernandes, an auto driver, and Leena Fernandes, as well as Saritha’s parents were inconsolable. A large number of people gathered for the funeral service at Holy Cross Church at Cordel in Kulshekar. The bodies of the couple were placed in a closed coffin with a small opening near their faces, through which their near and dear ones had their last glimpse. 

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    • marina, mangalore padil

      Sun, Aug 1 2010

      thanks for ur kind words i am violas akai naveens sister..viola is very much missing her mummy specially because we havent show her but her fathers face we kept open now she is telling me why u dint show my mom ..i dont know how to explain her..now i am taking under me..i will take care her ..please pray for her future..

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    • jovi, Mumbai

      Wed, Jun 30 2010

      A new airport should be made in Mangalore on Ground Level, there is no need for a table top airport when innocent life is at risk. I hope you all understand. Lets not waste time in deciding but get to work fast.

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    • wilson Kayyar, Kayyar

      Fri, May 28 2010

      My sincere condolonces to the family..May god give long life to your kid

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    • VINOD MENEZES, KULSHEKER/ DUBAI UAE

      Fri, May 28 2010

      Dear Naveen, i miss u lot today. Still i remember that days we spend in ur house in maroli even every movement we had lot fun with our group. that days never come back but you will remain in our heart. its very dificult for me to beleave that u r not with us.

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    • Sr.Maria D'Souza A.C., Moodbidri

      Thu, May 27 2010

      My dear Jamma uncle and Leena aunty,
      heartfelt sympathy to you, may Naveen Dattu and Sarita oni's souls rest in peace.

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    • santhosh, dublin/ireland

      Thu, May 27 2010

      dear naveen i am so proud of you now your serving in gods beautifull garden has you served in angelore parish as aaltar boy all the best for your new place

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    • sylvia, moodbidri

      Thu, May 27 2010

      may their soul rest in peace. God bless little Viona. [can you send me their contact number to my email id - sapanu@sify.com ]

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    • Bhavani, London

      Wed, May 26 2010

      My sincere condolonces to the family. Everytime I look at little Viona's pictures I cannot stop crying.

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    • Ruman Ashraf, Dubai

      Wed, May 26 2010

      I miss u every day ,every moment. when i printing invoices, I miss ur word.(Ruman mere jan can u print this document).Who will call me mere jan. who will give me job links every day.I miss u when i am using ur perfume.Which 1 u give me last year on my birth day and i have ur two snaps.1 pic when ur going on vacation on last christmas and 2nd one when u on my table playing with mobile.

      My condolence to the friends and family members ,his daughter who have lost there loved once, Lets pray for the sole to rest in peace.

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    • Donnie, Regina, Canada

      Tue, May 25 2010

      I hope and that the Good Lord will bless the little girl with strength and courage to face this world without her dear parents. Many of us take things for granted and worry about little things. Here little girl has been left alone without her parents. May God bless her and keep her safe. Also the souls of her parents rest in peace.

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    • D'Souza Family, Chicago/USA

      Tue, May 25 2010

      It may look like God has abandoned little Viona but that is only a Human perspective. Viona will grow and do well in life against all odds and beyond all circumstances. SHE NEEDS OUR CONSTANT PRAYERS!! If finances are an issue, all good hearted people may contribute towards this girl's future. Request Daijiworld to lead on cuase.
      Our hearts go out to you Viona. You will never be forgotten.

      Condolences to all the families of Crash Victims.

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    • Aji., Trivandrum, Dubai

      Tue, May 25 2010

      naveen dear i missss u a looot daaa. i couldnt talk u properly last when u said bye to all in our company. u said to me that u wil come tomorrow and u gone. still i miss u. daily we went for break fast. more than me u paid. daaa missss u a lot.

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    • Aji., Trivandrum, Dubai

      Tue, May 25 2010

      Naveen dear i miss u a loot daaa. i couldnt talk to u properly last when u said bye to all in our company. u said to me that u will come tomorrow and you are gone. still i miss u. daily we went for break fast. more than me you paid. daaa missss u a lot.

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    • Gracy spinoza, nishal spinoza, Jouni peltola, Finland

      Tue, May 25 2010


      our heartfelt sympathy to Sarita and Navins family. May their soul rest in peace.









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    • Sylvia Pinto, Montreal

      Tue, May 25 2010

      Airport should be planned or renovated since this accident could have been avoidedthere should be lightsto guide pilots in case of fog.

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    • Mrs. Maria D'Souza, Mangalore/USA

      Tue, May 25 2010

      Our Heartfelt Sympathy to Saritha and
      Naveen's fly. May their soul rest in peace. May our Mighty Lord Bless their only daughter to over come this Tragedy.

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    • Jossy Godwin Sequeira, Riyadh/Saudi Arabia

      Tue, May 25 2010

      Dear Marina, Our deepest condolences to you and all at home especially my sister Lina Fernandes. We all are with you at this sorrowful time. Take heart. I saw the pictures of yours and I was deeply touched and my heart cried out for you lovely guys also those who have died in that tragedy. Again my heartfelt condolences. J. Godwin Sequeira/Riyadh-KSA

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    • ashoka, mangalore/dubai

      Tue, May 25 2010

      my heartfelt condolence to family .may the departed souls rest in peace. I pray almight lord send angel to guard & protect little angel Viola Fernandes

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    • Godfrey & Godwin Sequeira, Abu Dhabi/ Dubai/ Marole

      Tue, May 25 2010

      Dear Aunty (Akai) Uncle and family, Our heartfull condolences to you all on the loss of our brother Naveen and sister Saritha. We have no words to express but assure you that our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May the lovng memories shared with naveen comfort you now in the day ahead
      From: Prem and Praveen (U A E)

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    • Lynette Rodrigues, Mangalore - Dubai

      Tue, May 25 2010


      Heartfelt Condolences to your Family.May the Lord fill you with this strength, power and peace to you all. May God bless you.

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    • Anita, Niddodi / Dubai

      Tue, May 25 2010

      Dear Marita, Simon, Uncle & Aunty,
      My hearfelt sympathy to all of you. I know this is the difficult moment for you especially when u see Viona in front. May God give u all the courage to live with it. God bless......

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    • Noel F Lewis, Kinnigoli

      Tue, May 25 2010

      Saritha...! i still remember our play when we were small...u thought me so many games..today u r with god..i pray for your and your husbands soul...May god give long life to your kid..

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    • Sharmila Bhattar Naufel, Mangalore/Sharjah

      Tue, May 25 2010

      I sincerely hope and pray little viona is taken care of very well by her grandparents and other relatives. She has already lost her parents at such an young age probably would never remember their faces. Hope God gives the best of everything to little viona.

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