Emily and Yvonne Selke: Americans Killed in Germanwings Flight Crash


The CEO of the airline confirmed on Wednesday two Americans were on board of the Germanwings flight which was turn to dust after crashing on the French Alps as previously reported.

The rescue operations who are seeking for bodies have been extremely difficult to carry on since the only way to reach the crash site is by walking up to the mountain or by helicopter. After one day chunks of the plane have been found as well as one of the boxes that could help solved the mystery of the doomed airliner.


The two Americans have been identified as Yvonne and Emily Selke, a mother and daughter from Virginia. Raymond Selke, of Nokesville, Va., said his wife, Yvonne Selke, and daughter, Emily Selke, were among the 150 people who tragically died on Tuesday.

According to her LinkedIn, Emily worked as a Community Manager at Carr Workplaces. An honor student, Emily graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science, Music Industry.


Emily (pictured above) attended The Drexel University and served as vice president of the school’s Zeta chapter, she was honored by the school after the Gamma Sigma Sigma chapter posted a message on the sorority’s Facebook page mourning Emily’s death.


While her mother, 58-year-old Yvonne Ciarlo Selke  was a longtime and highly regarded employee of Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. in Washington. According to the AP Yvonne worked on the company’s contract with the National Geospaital-Intelligence Agency in the Pentagon.


Yvonne is survived by her husband Raymond and son Trevor Selke, while Emily is survived by her father and brother. Trevor is a project engineer at Capital Interior Contractors.


Yvonne and her daughter were very close, they both competed at marathons and in a family statement mother and daughter were described as wonderful, caring and amazing people.

We send our condolences to the Selke family.