Sunday 11 December 2016

EgyptAir flight MS804 crash: British victim named as doctor's son Richard Osman, 40

Published 19/05/2016 | 19:11

The track displayed on Flightradar24 showing the EgyptAir aircraft travelling from Paris to Cairo
The track displayed on Flightradar24 showing the EgyptAir aircraft travelling from Paris to Cairo

British man is feared to be one of the 66 people killed when in the EgyptAir tragedy.

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Doctor's son Richard Osman, 40, was believed to be flying to work for a gold mining company in Egypt when the plane vanished.

Mr Osman, who has two-year-old daughter, grew up in Tanerdy, Carmarthen, west Wales, but is believed to have been living in Jersey.

Qualified geologist Richard worked for exploration and research companies which involved him travelling widely around the world.

Video grab taken from ITV News of Alastair Osman, the brother of Briton Richard Osman who was on the Egyptian plane which crashed with 66 people on board. Picture: Press Association
Video grab taken from ITV News of Alastair Osman, the brother of Briton Richard Osman who was on the Egyptian plane which crashed with 66 people on board. Picture: Press Association

He was the eldest of four children of the late Dr Mohamed Fekry Ali Osman and wife Anne.

Siblings Alistair 35, Phillip, 34, and Anna, 32, grew up in Wales after Dr Osman moved there from his native Egypt to work as a consultant in ear, nose and throat surgery in Swansea.

A former neighbour described him as "a lovely, lovely boy."

Audrey Jones said: "He was such a nice lad and always very good to his mother."

Mr Osman - described as a strapping 6ft 2in - moved with his father to Mumbles, Swansea, after his parents divorced. But he moved away after his father died three years ago aged 70.

Neighbour Maria Bengeyfield, 64, said: "Richard was a lovely young man and was always travelling around the world.

"The children all moved off when their father died. Richard went to Jersey where he has a young daughter.

"This is a terrible tragedy for his poor family."

Mr Osman has been involved in a series of companies in recent years.

He was recently employed as a business development manager with a gold mining company with offices in Alexandria in Egypt, Mount Pleasant in Western Australia and St Helier in Jersey.

Telegraph.co.uk

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