03/26/2015 01:41 pm ET | Updated Mar 26, 2015

U.S. Identifies Third American Passenger In Germanwings Crash As Robert Oliver


WASHINGTON, March 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Thursday said the third American passenger on the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps was Robert Oliver, but it did not provide details about the passenger.

"We are continuing to review our records to determine whether any other U.S. citizens might have been on board the flight," said State Department Spokesman Jeff Rathke.

The 37-year-old father, also known as Robert Oliver Calvo, was born in Barcelona and lived in Spain but was a U.S. citizen. He worked for the clothing company Desigual.

Earlier, his father told Reuters television that he and his wife had been following the investigation into Tuesday's crash from their home in Spain.

"Some people feel better getting closer to where their loved ones might be," said Robert Tansill Oliver, a 73-year-old retired English teacher who has lived in Barcelona since 1966.

"But in this case, we would like to go when something can be identified, one of their belongings can be identified, then of course we would like to go. But for the moment we prefer to be with our grandchildren and with the wife of our son to comfort them and be alongside them."

On Wednesday, the department confirmed that two other U.S. citizens, Booz Allen Hamilton contractor Yvonne Selke and her daughter, Emily, were among the 150 victims.


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