An Entire Family And An 11 Years Old Girl Died On New Years Eve When A Sea Plane Crashed

These are the first pictures of a mum and her 11-year-old daughter killed along with four other people in a seaplane crash on New Year’s Eve.

Emma Bowden, 48, was the fiancee of millionaire CEO Richard Cousins, 58, who also died in the tragic incident in Sydney, Australia, yesterday.

His two sons William, 25, and Edward, 23 and her daughter Heather were also killed in the horrific accident.

Ms Bowden previously worked at Ok Magazine, and her former colleagues have today paid tribute following the devastating news.

Former editor-in-chief Lisa Byrne wrote on Twitter: “Words cannot express my utter sadness and devastation.

Emma Bowden was one of the loveliest people I have ever worked with and her daughter Heather was adorable.

“In total shock when I head her name on the news. Can’t stop crying. My heart goes out to all the family.

Ms Bowden’s fiance was CEO of FTSE 100 company Compass Group, the world’s largest catering company.

His son William was a prominent anti-Brexit campaigner for the group Open Britain.

He worked as Head of Press for the organisation, backed by MPs including Labour’s Chuka Umunna and Ben Bradshaw.

Roland Rudd, Chairman of Open Britain, said: “All of us at Open Britain are devastated by the tragic loss of Will and his family.

“Will was an extraordinary young man who was passionate about what he did; who took deep pride in his work; and came into the office every day with enthusiasm, energy and determination.

“Will saw his role at Open Britain as more than a job. For him, it was a cause akin to a crusade to stop Britain crashing out of the EU with no deal or a bad deal.

“Will was a great team player who loved the camaraderie of our young team and developed close relationships with all his colleagues. He will be missed beyond words.

Police said the group were on holiday in Australia from the UK, and were on a return flight to Sydney’s Rose Bay, close to Sydney Harbour, when the crash happened.

The plane came down off Jerusalem Bay near Cowan, 25 miles north of Sydney centre, at about 3.10pm (4.10am GMT) on Sunday.

Mr Cousins, who was recently named as one of the world’s best-performing CEOs by the Harvard Business Review, was due to stand down as chief executive of Compass in March.

Paul Walsh, the firm’s chairman, said: “We are deeply shocked and saddened by this terrible news.

“The thoughts of everyone at Compass are with Richard’s family and friends, and we extend our deepest sympathies to them.

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