GEORGE TOWN - The 24-year-old Malaysian who was killed in a Lao Airlines plane crash in Pakse, southern Laos, was the sister of a local film director.
Angelin Teh, who perished on Flight QV301 from the Laotian capital Vientiane to Pakse on Wednesday, was the sister of Adrian Teh, famed for his movies The Wedding Diary and Ice Kacang Puppy Love.
Her husband Joel Babcock, a United States citizen, also died in the crash after the ATR-72 turboprop plane they were travelling in ran into bad weather and crashed into the Mekong River about 8km from Pakse Airport in Champasek province.
Meanwhile, Teh's family are hoping that her remains can be found soon.
She said several family members are travelling to Laos to identify her remains and to bring them home. A video from Laos shows that Teh's passport was among several items that have been recovered from the crash areas.
So far, Laotian authorities have recovered 27 bodies but most haven't been identified. There had been 49 passengers and crew on the plane.
A woman claiming to be Teh's aunt said her family members are still grieving over the tragedy.
"We will be in Laos until Angelin's remains are found and will bring them back to Penang," the woman who declined to be identified told Bernama yesterday.
Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman had confirmed that Teh was the only Malaysian killed in the air crash.
The aunt said Teh was in Laos to accompany Babcock, who had been teaching at an international school in Laos for the past three years.
Babcock previously taught English at an international school in Penang.
She said Teh often returned to Penang during Chinese New Year.
Adrian, when met at her house in Gelugor, said the family was following developments in Laos via the media and websites.