Tan Yip Thong
Summary: Singaporean designer with the Singapore Design Center at the telecoms company Motorola, Inc. based in Schaumburg, Illinois who was among one of 79 passengers and crew members reported missing and feared dead in the infamous crash of Singapore Airlines Flight 006 when the ill-fated Los Angeles-bound jumbo jet slammed into an unknown object on a closed runway and burst into flames while attempting to takeoff at Chiang Ka-shek International Airport in Taipei, Taiwan during a typhoon, in which fifty-six people were hospitalized for serious injuries suffered as a result of the crash and it was the first major accident of a Singapore Airlines aircraft in 28 years of operation.
Cause of Death: Airplane accident
Born: circa 1955
Died: October 31, 2000
Location: Taipei, Taiwan