WATCH: Her father used to say that whenever he flew he would climb over the clouds and always found the sun
Four days after Charlie Azzopardi lost his life in a plane crash, his three children are getting to ready to leave for the US for his funeral. His daughter, Lorna Agius told TVM that her father was passionate about aviation and animals.
He died doing what he loved. These were the words of Charlie Azzopardi’s daughter, the man who lost his life on Friday in a fatal crash while flying his small plane in Texas.
Lorna Agius told TVM that aviation was one of his passions, which he discovered when he emigrated from Naxxar to the city of Amarillo in Texas in 1975. With tears in her eyes, Lorna recalled what her father used to say that whenever he was on a plane, he would climb over the clouds and would always find the sun.
She said her father used to love life and was very brave. He was an animal lover and at his Texas ranch, he used to raise lions, tigers and even kangaroos.
Lorna described how her son, who lives in the US, gave her the news of her father’s death. Although they live many kilometres apart, he was very close to his children and used to come to Malta twice a year. His daughter said that he had always wanted his three children to join him in the US and kept encouraging them to do this until the day he died.
She said that she and her siblings would be travelling to the US to pay their last respects to their father.
Paula, the wife of Charlie Azzopardi, who was a passenger on the Cessna C421, also died in the crash.
The accident happened in Roberts County with American investigators saying that the reasons for the crash of the Cessna were still being investigated.