Flight ends in tragedy

Flight ends in tragedy
Aerial pictures of fire devastation to the North of Melbourne

Just six weeks ago, she saw her grandson.

He had plans to be a social worker and to help troubled youths.

And to spend one more Christmas in Australia before returning to Singapore for national service.

But on Sunday, Jordan Pang's body was found in rugged terrain in Kinglake National Park, 51km north-east of Melbourne.

In an interview with The New Paper, his grandmother Kathleen Farr described Jordan, 18, as a "kind and generous person".

Said Ms Farr: "I still can't believe it. He was a really lovely young man. It is such a tragedy that he is gone now."

Ms Farr, who lives in Canada, was in Melbourne six weeks ago for her grandson's high school graduation from Whitefriars Catholic College in Box Hill, 58km away from the crash site.

That was the last time she saw him.

"He aspired to counsel youths like he had done in his Hillsong church group, mentoring youths his age of the problems that they were facing," said Ms Farr.

She said Jordan's family in Singapore had called with the tragic news. Jordan's mother lives here.

She has since flown to Melbourne.


On Saturday, Jordan planned to fly in a gyroplane over Kinglake National Park to snap aerial photos of the picturesque bushland to show his family.

The national park was badly hit by forest fires in February 2009, in what later became known as Black Saturday.

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