Wife to honour Northampton husband who was killed in plane crash 25 years ago

Victor Prazak with Felicity were married in the church at Great Billing.
Victor Prazak with Felicity were married in the church at Great Billing.

A Northampton woman, whose husband was killed while he was on-board a passenger jet, is hosting a special event for the 25th anniversary of flight LN1103.

Felicity Prazak of Battersea lost her Northampton husband, Victor Prazak, then 36, on December 22, 1992 when he was on board flight LN1103 before it plummeted to the ground on its approach to Tripoli airport, killing all 157 passengers and crew on board in the worst aviation disaster in its history.

To honour her husband and all victims of the plane crash, Felicity is set to host two events next month.

The first part is an exhibition of her art work that has aided Felicity to work through the trauma and grief, which will be held at the Square Gallery, Battersea, from 6pm – 9pm on Thursday, December, 21.

The second event will be an 'expression of remembrance' to honour the life of Victor Prazak and others killed by Libyan terrorism at St Marys Church in Battersea Church Road at 10.30am on Friday, December 22.

Felicity Prazak said: "I was not allowed to go to my own husband’s funeral, all the victims of the atrocity were bulldozed up and dumped in a mass grave hidden from all the relatives. When people think they have rights, I was not even granted the decency to attend my own husband’s funeral, nor was the body returned as I requested it many times over the years. Nor was I given a crash report or the right to an inquest.

"I petitioned both the Libyan government and the UK government to take my children to the grave site. Finally after a wait of seven years this was granted."

Felicity's children, Theo and Tallena were just three and four years old when their dad was taken from them.

Felicity added: "One of Victor's friends once described him 'as larger than life'.

"Strong, rugged and handsome. Victor lived every moment to the full. A true gentleman and a loving husband and father. He dreamed big and we had bought a run-down chateau in France.

"Victor worked hard, often in isolated conditions working long months abroad - Libya, Saudi and Holland - so that he could provide for his family. He could fix anything and would help anyone in need. Victor always made me laugh and bring a smile within, knowing how lucky I was to have met and married such a wonderful, amazing man. He was my best friend and my soulmate. Anyone who knew him was richer for having him as a friend."