Richard Osman, 40, is believed to be one of the 56 passengers on board the flight from Paris to Cairo
Richard Osman, 40, is believed to be one of the 56 passengers on board the flight from Paris to Cairo

EgyptAir flight MS804: British-Australian victim named

The Australian-British citizen feared missing on EgyptAir flight MS804 has been named locally as Richard Osman.

Mr Osman, 40, is believed to be one of the 56 passengers on board the flight from Paris to Cairo.

Seven has tweeted he is also has Australian citizenship.

He works as the business development manager for the mining company Centamin and has a two-year-old daughter.

Mr Osman's name also appears on a passenger list which has been circulating online.

He is believed to have been flying to work for the gold mining company in Egypt when the plane disappeared.

Mr Osman is reported to have family in the Swansea area but is believed to have been living in Jersey.

He is the oldest of his three siblings, Alistair, 35, Phillip, 34 and Anna, 32.

His late father Dr Mohamed Fekry Ali Osman and his wife, Anne, moved to Wales from Egypt to work as a consultant in ear, nose and throat surgery.

Mr Osman had been a pupil at Queen Elizabeth High School in Carmarthen, the Carmarthen Journal reports.

The Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones said he was "horrified" to hear the reports that a Welshman may be among the victims of the disaster.

The Foreign Office earlier said it was in contact with the family of a British national believed to have been on board.

Those on board, according to EgyptAir, included 15 French passengers, 30 Egyptians, two Iraqis, one Briton, one Kuwaiti, one Saudi, one Sudanese, one Chadian, one Portuguese, one Belgian, one Algerian and one Canadian. 


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