Fam­ily, friends mourn death of air crash vic­tim

Fiji Sun - - Nation - WAISEA NASOKIA Edited by Percy Kean Feed­back: [email protected]­jisun.com.fj

The fam­ily and friends of a Fi­jian trainee pi­lot, who did not sur­vive a light air­plane crash in South Africa, are in mourn­ing. The fa­tal in­ci­dent hap­pened on Satur­day near the Hart­beespoort Dam, west of Aka­sia in the North West, where the 27-year-old Steven Dal­las Al­fred Lee and a col­legue were found dead.

“To friends and es­pe­cially my fam­ily. I ask for your prayers for the re­pose of the soul of my grand­son,” said his grand­mother, El­iz­a­beth Gi­b­lin McLaren.

The late Mr Lee is the sec­ond son of Lynne and re­tired Fiji Airways cap­tain Lindsey Lee. Mr Lee’s for­mer col­leagues at TraSe­able So­lu­tion where he was among the start-up team also posted on their page on Tues­day: “It’s with great sad­ness, yet fond mem­o­ries, that we re­mem­ber one of TraSe­able’s ear­li­est team mem­bers Steven Lee.” Ac­cord­ing to TraSe­able, the late Mr Lee was a pas­sion­ate marine sci­en­tist, promis­ing aca­demic with nu­mer­ous contributi­ons to pub­li­ca­tions, avid spear fish­er­man, ad­ven­tur­ous soul, and all-round great guy.

“He joined our team as we started our jour­ney in 2017 and con­trib­uted im­mensely with his re­search and writ­ing skills, at­ten­tion to de­tail, and work with fish­ing com­pa­nies to test our early prod­uct,” the post stated.

“Our team and prod­uct is bet­ter for hav­ing had Steven on our team be­fore he left for South Africa.

“When Steven in­ter­viewed with us, he shared one of his dreams with us and we’re glad to have at least fulfilled it while he was with us - to go to sea on a fish­ing trip on a long­line fish­ing ves­sel.”

Hap­pier days...Trainee pi­lot Steven Dal­las Al­fred Lee.

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