When Chung Chi-chang (
According to a neighbor of Chung's family, Chung Chi-chang's daughter Chung Ling-chun (
Because her father had never been abroad, she tried to convince him to join the family on a trip to northwestern China. He decided to go.
The Chung family lost seven members in the China Airlines' CI611 disaster on Saturday.
Other than Chung Chi-chang, his wife Lee Kui-yan (李貴燕), his two daughters Chung Ling-chun and Chung Chien-wen (鍾倩文), his two sons Chung Kwang-chang (鍾光章) and Chung Hsian-chang (鍾憲章) and his daughter-in-law Lu Li-chieh (呂麗節) all died when the 747-200 jumbo jetliner crashed near the Penghu archipelago.
The neighbor, who wished to remain anonymous, said that Chung Chi-chang had devoted himself to education for past 30 years.
"It is truly very sad to lose the entire family," he said.
"Chung Chi-chang was a respected teacher in the Pinchen area and this is definitely not what he deserved."
In a related story, passenger Chang Chung-cheng (
According to Yao Ming-chu (姚明珠), Chang's wife, their apartment was leveled by the 921 earthquake in 1999. After the quake, they bought a new apartment in Taichung City and they are still financing the new home as well as the previous one even though it collapsed in the earthquake.
Yao said her twin sons keep telling her that, "father will swim back even though he fell into the sea. He is a very good swimmer."
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