Compass Group CEO, 5 others lost in Sydney seaplane crash

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The CEO of Britain’s Compass Group (CPG.L) CEO, Richard Cousins, was amongst six folks who died after a seaplane crashed right into a river in Sydney on New Year’s Eve.

The different 5 who died within the crash had been Emma Bowden, 48, Heather Bowden, 11, Edward Cousins, 23, William Cousins, 25, and the 44-year-old pilot Gareth Morgan, Detective Superintendent Mark Hutchings from the New South Wales Police mentioned.

Hutchings mentioned Heather was along with her father onboard and that each one passengers knew one another. He added that police had already been involved with UK authorities.

Police are working with the Australian Transport Safety Bureau to get better the wreckage of the airplane, which is submerged in 13 metres of water close to Cowan, north of Sydney.

An investigation into the reason for the crash has begun, with a preliminary report anticipated inside 30 days. Authorities have warned that it could take as much as a 12 months to seek out out what occurred.

The seaplane was a part of the Sydney Seaplanes business, which has operated since 2005 with no earlier report of mishap. Seaplane flights have been cancelled till additional discover.

Reporting by Alana Schetzer; Editing by Kim Coghill and Himani Sarkar

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