Canada plane crash: Inquest set to open into family-of-four killed on holiday

Flowers were placed outside the Hewitt family home in Shenley Church End, Milton Keynes
Flowers were placed outside the Hewitt family home in Shenley Church End, Milton Keynes

An inquest into the deaths of the family killed in a plane crash in Canada will open tomorrow.

The tragic Hewitt family from Shenley Church End had spent years planning their dream holiday to Quebec that ended in disaster.

Mum Fiona, dad Richard and talented teenagers Felicity and Harry were all killed instantly during a 20-minute seaplane trip they booked in the hope of seeing whales swimming in the wild.

They had saved the whale-spotting treat until the last day of their trip.

Their bodies were found in Quebec woodland after the plane crashed into the side of a mountain.

Felicity, aged 17, and 14-year-old Harry were both bright teenagers who attended Aylesbury high School and Aylesbury Grammar School respectively

Harry, a talented squash player, was due to start his GCSEs this month while Felicity had just gained an “excellent” set of AS results.

The inquest is due to open at 10am tomorrow at the Milton Keynes Coroner’s Court by Senior Coroner Tom Osborne.