Thailand passport issued for billionaire businessman after his plane crash
PHILIPPINES — Authorities in Thailand said on Tuesday they have issued a passport to a billionaire businessman who was killed in a plane crash last month.
The Bangkok Post said in a tweet that the passport was issued to a businessman surnamed Wong who was in Thailand on a business trip.
The Post added that the name of the owner of the passport is not yet known.
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Wong, a billionaire who built a global business empire through his own brands, was on a trip to the country with his wife and son.
He died after the plane crashed in a mountainous region of the southern region of Phuket, where he had a small company.
Thailand is a country with relatively low crime rates, but the country has a poor aviation safety record.
Authorities said they are investigating whether the incident could have been preventable and will hold a news conference at noon on Wednesday.