Three generations of 1 family died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash which occurred on Sunday, March 10, 2019. Carol Karanja, her three children, and her mother were all travelling from Canada to Kenya and were involved in the plane crash that killed all 157 people on board.
A week before Carol Karanja boarded the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight, she sent a message to her sister, saying she had an uneasy feeling.
The WhatsApp message read: “My heart isn’t really excited. I feel like there’s something bad ahead, but I don’t know what.”
Back home in Kenya, Carol’s younger sister, Kelly Karanja was worried about the premonition so she asked her sister the exact day she would arrive and told her to pray about it.
Carol replied in a message: “10th. Will let you know the time.”
Karanja was so worried about the trip that she sent a similar message expressing her fear of the impending journey to her father, John Quindos Karanja, before she boarded the flight.
Sadly, she never made it home. The plane she was in crashed just minutes after takeoff from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa.
She died with her mother, Ann Wangui Karanja, her three children: Ryan Njoroge, 7, Kellie Pauls, 4, and 9-month-old daughter, Rubi Pauls, and 152 others.
Rubi Pauls was born in Ontario, where the family lived. She was going home for the first time to meet her Kenyan family but that was not to be.
Kelly Karanja said her sister was deeply spiritual and always knew how to read things, CNN reports.
She was always the telepathic one. She was also jovial, funny, selfless, the one who brought the family together. We are not able to put into words the kind of woman she was. She was just awesome.
Carol’s father, John Quindos Karanja, said his daughter sent him a text before her flight and expressed her fear for the impending journey.
Her father said:
The day before the flight my daughter sent me a message — and she told me I’m not excited. ‘I don’t know what is happening dad. I am fearing and I don’t know what it is in me.’ She had fears. So I thought that was normal. We never interacted again.
John Quindos Karanja lost his wife, his daughter, and three grandchildren in the plane crash.