Felix Wong, a Hong Kong-born Canadian, in a jungle in Suphanburi, Thailand, beside a vertical stabiliser that belonged to the Lauda Air Flight 004 plane that crashed on its way from Hong Kong to Vienna in 1991. His aunt was among the 223 people killed. Photo: Tibor Krausz

Pilgrimage to Thai plane crash site for aunt killed 28 years ago: ‘I’m here for you. You’re no longer alone.’

  • Felix Wong’s young aunt Fung Yuk-wan was among 223 people who died in Thailand’s worst air disaster on May 26, 1991. Fifty-two were Hongkongers
  • The 25-year-old travelled 12,000km from Vancouver to the remote jungle where the plane crashed, looking for clues to his aunt’s last few minutes
Topic |   Plane crashes and aviation accidents

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Felix Wong, a Hong Kong-born Canadian, in a jungle in Suphanburi, Thailand, beside a vertical stabiliser that belonged to the Lauda Air Flight 004 plane that crashed on its way from Hong Kong to Vienna in 1991. His aunt was among the 223 people killed. Photo: Tibor Krausz
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Tibor Krausz

Tibor Krausz

Tibor Krausz is a Bangkok-based journalist who has covered a wide variety of subjects from across Southeast Asia for The Christian Science Monitor, The Jerusalem Report, The Washington Post, The Sydney Morning Herald and many other publications.