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AirAsia QZ8501: Briton Choi Chi-Man's body found

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Image caption Choi Chi-Man was travelling with his two-year-old daughter Zoe

The body of a British man who died when an AirAsia flight crashed in the Java Sea in December has been found, according to the Foreign Office.

Choi Chi-Man, 48, was travelling with his two-year-old daughter Zoe on flight QZ8501 from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore when it disappeared on 27 December with 162 people on board.

Mr Choi, who has family in Hull, was managing director of an energy firm.

An investigation into the cause of the crash is still continuing.

In a statement the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: "We can confirm the identification of the British victim of Air Asia flight QZ8501, Choi Chi-Man .

"Our thoughts are with his family and we continue to provide them with support at this difficult time."

Last month, in a statement to an Indonesian parliamentary committee, the country's transport minister Ignasius Jonan said the plane was believed to have stalled after climbing too fast to avoid a storm.

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