Missing NYC Brother and Sister Were On the Phone With Family at Time of Brussels Explosion

March 23, 2016 Updated: March 23, 2016

Before the line went dead, the last thing the mother of two missing New York City siblings heard was an explosion.

Dutch media has reported that Sascha and Alexander Pinczowski were phoning home to say they had landed safely, when their call was cut short by the sounds of March 22’s terrorist attack in the Zaventem Brussels Airport.

Sascha is someone who always stopped what she was doing to help someone else out.
— Brandon Paul, friend and classmate

The pair were apparently on their way back to New York, checking in to the American Airlines desk at around 8 a.m. when they made the final call.

They have not been heard from since.

After word of their disappearance spread, many friends and family members have taken to social media in hopes someone will recognize them. 

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It hit really close to home seeing a childhood friend and classmate missing from an awful terrorist attack.
— Brandon Paul, friend and classmate

Brandon Paul, a lifelong friend and classmate of Sascha reached out to Epoch Times: “I was devastated when I heard the news about Sascha and Alex missing after the airport attack in Brussels,” he said, “All I could think of was remembering her face always having a smile on it in the halls of our elementary and middle school in Germany (Frankfurt International School).

“Sascha is someone who always stopped what she was doing to help someone else out. She’s someone who was friends with a lot of people. It hit really close to home seeing a childhood friend and classmate missing from an awful terrorist attack. I’m hoping and praying that everything turns out okay, and that her and her brother are alive and safe.”

According to her LinkedIn page, Sascha is a Manhattan resident, graduated from Marymount College and speaks five languages.