Toddler's British relatives to fly to Singapore

Toddler's British relatives to fly to Singapore

The British family of the two-year-old Singaporean who was on board AirAsia Flight QZ8501 is planning to fly here in the next few days.

The toddler, Zoe Choi, was travelling from Surabaya with her British father Choi Chi Man when the plane went missing.

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Mr Choi, 48, who was born in England and worked as a managing director for energy company Alstom Power in Indonesia, was seated in the first row on the flight with Zoe, according to the passenger manifest.

Speaking to British media from his home in Alsager, near Stoke-on-Trent, Mr Choi's brother Chi Wai said the family plans to fly here because "it's been hard to keep in the loop of what's going on when we're so far away from the action".

He added: "We are just holding together for my parents... They don't know what to make of it."

He was also quoted as saying that his brother had just started his new job in Indonesia, and was travelling to be with his wife's family in Singapore.

They were on Flight QZ8501 as they did not manage to get seats on an earlier flight, which his wife Wee Mei Yi and five-year-old son were on.

"It's a very difficult time for all of the family, we've got to stick together and pull through," said Mr Choi Chi Wai.

Attempts to reach Madam Wee were unsuccessful.


This article was first published on December 31, 2014.
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