Pictured: baby girl killed alongside her composer father and BBC proms star mother
This is the first photo that appears of the girl who was killed alongside her father of the composer and BBC proms star woman in a plane crash in the Swiss Alps.
Jonathan and Hannah Goldstein, enthusiastic pilots from London, flew with their seven-month-old Saskia from Switzerland to Italy on Sunday when their plane crashed into the Simplon Pass.
A spokesperson for the family said: & We are all devastated by the news of the deaths of Jonathan, Hannah and Saskia.
Saskia (photo, left, with her father and, right, with her mother) died with her parents in the tragic crash
& # 39; We loved them all so much. They were so happy together and we will miss them terribly.
& # 39; We would ask the media to respect the privacy of the family in this extremely difficult time. & # 39;
Police in the Valais canton said that the Piper plane left in the morning before it crashed a little less than an hour later and took off in flames at the Italian border.
Goldstein worked on various Hollywood film soundtracks, including Martin Scorsese & # 39; s Cape Fear and won an Ivor Novello Award in 2007 for his score for the BBC / HBO film Primo.
Jonathan and Hannah Goldstein, enthusiastic pilots, flew with their child from Switzerland to Italy on Sunday when their plane crashed into the Simplon Pass
Swiss authorities reported that three dead bodies had been dragged out of the burning wreck (photo: the crash site)
Mrs. Goldstein, a saxophonist who had recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra, was a regular at the Proms
The plane crashed in the Simplon Pass, at 6578 feet above sea level, and connects southern Switzerland with northern Italy
According to flight data, the Goldsteins were in this Piper propeller plane that was previously depicted on Mr. Goldstein's Facebook page
Mrs. Goldstein was a saxophonist who had performed with the London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra. She was a regular at the BBC Proms.
The couple had been married for three years and had a young child.
Flight data show that the couple had left Saturday morning from an airport near London. The plane later stopped at Troyes in northeastern France, before continuing to Switzerland.
According to Local media the couple had stopped the night in Lausanne before they left from Blecherette airport.
Images showed white smoke rippling from the wreck of the propeller plane as the sunlight streamed through the valley on Sunday morning.
An emergency helicopter was rushed to the scene to extinguish water on the burning wreck before the bodies were restored.
The neighbor of the Ankita couple described that she had heard the tragic news from Mrs. Goldstein & # 39; s father last night.
Flight data show that the couple of enthusiastic pilots had left England on Saturday before stopping at Lausanne that evening
Jonathan and Hannah Goldstein, both renowned musicians, died on Sunday in a plane crash in the Swiss Alps
Mr Goldstein was the founder and creative director of Goldstein Music Group that produces and uses music for advertising, branding, experiential marketing, broadcast and film
She told me Mirror: & # 39; I tried calling Hannah and Jonathan, but their phones didn't connect. Hannah had given me her parents' number for emergencies, so I called her father last night.
& # 39; I said I was sorry to call so late because it was at 9.15 pm, but I couldn't find Rufus (their rabbit). He said there was a tragic accident and three of them died.
& # 39; Then I don't remember what happened when I started crying. Hannah said they were going to Italy and the weather could be bad. I started crying when I spoke to him.
& # 39; I still can't believe it, I couldn't sleep last night. & # 39;
The Goldsteins celebrate Hannah & # 39; s birthday in La Rochelle, France
The Goldsteins on holiday at Kilkenny Castle in Ireland
There was no direct word about the possible cause of the crash and it was not revealed which of the Goldsteins were operating the aircraft.
The Simplon Pass, at 6578 feet above sea level, connects southern Switzerland with northern Italy.
A Foreign Ministry spokesperson said: “Our staff are helping the relatives of a British family who died in a plane crash in western Switzerland and are also in contact with local authorities.”
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