Input terminal Sydney Seaplanes at Rose Bay, on January 1, 2018, Sydney Australia (Photo Peter PARKS. AFP)
A great captain of british industry and his family were killed in an accident of seaplane in the evening on new year’s eve in Australia, announced the police Monday.
The plane carrying Richard Cousins, group chief executive, british contract catering Compass, crashed Sunday in the Hawkesbury river, fifty kilometres north of Sydney.
The body of the driver and five passengers of the aircraft were retrieved from the rubble. Among the victims are Richard Cousins, his two sons, aged twenty years, his betrothed and the daughter of 11 years.
“All to Compass think of the family and friends of Richard, and we present them with our deepest condolences”, said in a statement the chairman of the group Paul Walsh.
Richard Cousins, distinguished recently by the Harvard Business Review as one of the bosses of the most productive in the world, had to leave the company this year.
The causes of the accident are not known and an investigation is underway. Witnesses have reported seeing the device, a DHC-2 Beaver Seaplane, making a sharp turn before falling into the water.