Moritz Koch




Age: 54


Summary: German star architect at the architectural firm Koch & Lunz GmbH that had oversaw the construction of the VW Design Centre in Postdam, Germany and worked closely with associates of legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer who was among one of 228 passengers and crew members reported missing on May 31, 2009 and presumed dead aboard on the ill-fated Paris-bound Air France Flight 447 after the jetliner mysteriously disappeared and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean during a violent tropical thunderstorm and severe turbulence off the northeastern Brazilian coast of Fernando de Noronha, in which the Brazilian Navy personnel recovered the first major wreckage and two bodies from the sea within five days of the accident, but the initial investigation conducted by France's Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA) was hampered because the aircraft's flight recorders were not yet recovered from the ocean floor at the time.



Cause of Death: Airplane accident


Born: 1955


Died: June 1, 2009


Location: Fernando de Noronha, Brazil