Inquest opens into Canadian seaplane tragedy which claimed lives of Aylesbury grammar pupils and their parents

Felicity Hewitt
Felicity Hewitt

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.

Teenagers Felicity and Harry, who attended Aylesbury Grammar School and Aylesbury High School respectively died alongside mum Fiona and dad Richard 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.