AirAsia flight QZ8501: Crew member Oscar Desano's wife pregnant and devastated

AirAsia crew member Oscar Desano, who is on missing flight QZ8501, got married six months ago and his Twitter feed is peppered with affectionate messages for his wife. -- PHOTO: FACEBOOK OF OSCAR DESANO
AirAsia crew member Oscar Desano, who is on missing flight QZ8501, got married six months ago and his Twitter feed is peppered with affectionate messages for his wife. -- PHOTO: FACEBOOK OF OSCAR DESANO

SINGAPORE - AirAsia crew member Oscar Desano, who is on missing flight QZ8501, got married six months ago and his Twitter feed is peppered with affectionate messages for his wife.

On Dec 17, he tweeted on his account @ochanky: "We did surprise you!!! Happy 25th birthday my beautiful wife. I hope you'll be a great mother, a great example, and a great role model to our children. I love you so much, I adore you so much, you're my everything, always be my wife, always be my friend, always be my biggest enemy, I love you now and then, till only the death do us apart... Enjoy this day my half..."

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Three days earlier, he posted: "She's so beautiful, isn't she?" with a photo of wife Dessy Purbaningrum wearing a Santa Claus hat.

Temp.co reports that when Dessy heard the news that the plane was missing, she locked herself in her room and refused to eat. Dessy is six months pregnant with their first child.

Netizens have voiced their sympathies.

"Come back soon @ochanky, your wife and your baby to be are waiting for you," wrote Sekarmira.

Family and friends are still waiting for the return of Desano, and three other flight attendants on missing AirAsia flight QZ8501.

They are listed as senior flight attendant Wanti Setiawati, and flight attendants Desano himself, Khairunisa Haidar Fauzi, and Wismoyo Ari Prambudi.

Air steward Wismoyo was not meant to be on flight QZ8501, his family said.

His mother Sri Sumingsri, her face lined with grief, is still hoping for good news about her second child, Metro TV News reported.

His cousin, Erna Retnowati, says that according to Sumingsri, Sunday was Wismoyo's day off.

"He never flies to Singapore, and usually does the Thailand-Jakarta route. Maybe he swopped with a colleague," Erna told Metro TV at Wismoyo's family home in central Java on Monday.

The family only knew that Wismoyo was on the AirAsia flight after they watched the news on television.

Khairunisa, 22, is from Palembang, Indonesia news sites reported.

Her father described the young stewardess as a cheerful and carefree girl.

She was supposed to return home on Jan 7, he said.

"I pray for her to come home safely," he told reporters.

chuimin@sph.com.sg