Date
18 December 2017
Choi Chi-man (inset) was traveling with his two-year-old daughter on the missing AirAsia flight. Photo: Hull Daily Mail
Choi Chi-man (inset) was traveling with his two-year-old daughter on the missing AirAsia flight. Photo: Hull Daily Mail

BBC: Hong Kong resident on board missing AirAsia flight

A Hong Kong resident and his two-year-old daughter are among 162 people missing after an AirAsia flight disappeared while flying from Indonesia to Singapore.

Hong Kong immigration officials said Choi Chi-man, identified on a passenger manifest as a Briton, is a local resident, BBC News reported.

The British Foreign Office earlier said a British national was on the flight.

Choi, 48, comes from Kingston upon Hull, according to his Facebook page, while his LinkedIn profile says he works for French multinational company Alstom Power and attended Essex University.

Alstom Power told the BBC that Choi was its managing director of thermal services in Indonesia.

The Airbus A320-200 lost contact with air traffic control almost two hours after take off over the Java Sea.

The pilot had sought permission to fly at a higher altitude to avoid bad weather but the request was denied due to heavy traffic, reports said.

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