Pippa Middleton was previously a passenger on the Sydney seaplane that crashed in Hawkesbury River killing all six aboard on New Year’s Eve.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s younger sister had flown on the exact same Sydney Seaplanes aircraft in May with her husband James Matthews in May during their Australian honeymoon.
At the time various news sites reported Middleton and Matthews had boarded a seaplane to take them to an exclusive Sydney restaurant, where they were served a seven-course meal that included kangaroo tartare.
On December 31, a British family were aboard the same plane for a “wine and dine” joy flight.
UK businessman Richard Cousins, 58, his sons, Edward and William Cousins, aged 23 and 25, his fiancee Emma Bowden, 48, and her daughter, Heather Bowden-Page, 11, were all on board when the single-engine 1964 DHC-2 Beaver seaplane when it plunged into Jerusalem Bay.
The entire family died in the crash. Experienced pilot Gareth Morgan, 44, also died.