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Pictured: Baby girl killed alongside her composer father and BBC proms star mother

This is the first picture to emerge of the baby girl killed alongside her composer father and BBC proms star wife in a Swiss Alps plane crash. 

Jonathan and Hannah Goldstein, avid aviators from London, were flying with their seven-month-old, Saskia, from Switzerland to Italy on Sunday when their plane crashed in the Simplon Pass.  

A family spokesman said: ‘We are all devastated by the news of Jonathan, Hannah and Saskia’s deaths.

Saskia (pictured, with her mother, Hannah) died with her parents in the tragic crash

Saskia (pictured, left, with her father, and, right, with her mother) died with her parents in the tragic crash 

‘We loved them all so very much. They were so happy together and we will miss them terribly.

‘We would ask the media to respect the family’s privacy at this extremely difficult time.’ 

Police in Valais canton said the Piper plane set off in the morning before it crashed just under an hour later and burst into flames near the Italian border. 

Mr Goldstein worked on various Hollywood movie soundtracks, including Martin Scorsese’s Cape Fear and won an Ivor Novello Award in 2007 for his score to the BBC/HBO film Primo. 

Jonathan and Hannah Goldstein, avid aviators, were flying with their child from Switzerland to Italy on Sunday when their plane crashed in the Simplon Pass

Jonathan and Hannah Goldstein, avid aviators, were flying with their child from Switzerland to Italy on Sunday when their plane crashed in the Simplon Pass

Swiss authorities reported that three dead bodies had been hauled from the flaming wreckage (pictured: the scene of the crash)

Swiss authorities reported that three dead bodies had been hauled from the flaming wreckage (pictured: the scene of the crash)

Mrs Goldstein, a saxophonist who had recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra, was a regular at the Proms

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 6,578 feet above sea level, it connects southern Switzerland with northern Italy

The plane crashed in the Simplon Pass, at 6,578 feet above sea level, it connects southern Switzerland with northern Italy

According to flight data the Goldsteins were in this Piper propeller plane which had previously been pictured on Mr Goldstein's Facebook page

According to flight data the Goldsteins were in this Piper propeller plane which had previously been pictured 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 shows the couple had left England from an airport close to London on Saturday morning, the plane later stopped at Troyes in northeastern France, before continuing on to Switzerland. 

According to local media the couple had stopped in Lausanne for the night before taking off from the Blecherette airport.  

Footage showed white smoke billowing from the wreckage of the propeller plane as sunlight streamed through the valley on Sunday morning.

An emergency helicopter was rushed to the scene to douse water on the burning wreckage before the bodies were recovered. 

The couple’s neighbour Ankita described being told the tragic news by Mrs Goldstein’s father last night. 

Flight data shows the pair of avid aviators had left England on Saturday before stopping near Lausanne that evening

Flight data shows the pair of avid aviators had left England on Saturday before stopping near Lausanne that evening

Jonathan and Hannah Goldstein, both renowned musicians, were killed in a plane crash on Sunday in the Swiss Alps

Jonathan and Hannah Goldstein, both renowned musicians, were killed in a plane crash on Sunday in the Swiss Alps

Mr Goldstein was the founder and creative director of Goldstein Music Group which produces and sources music for advertising, branding, experiential marketing, broadcast and film

Mr Goldstein was the founder and creative director of Goldstein Music Group which produces and sources music for advertising, branding, experiential marketing, broadcast and film

She told the Mirror: ‘I tried ringing Hannah and Jonathan but their phones weren’t connecting. Hannah had given me her parents numbers for emergency so I called her dad last night.

‘I said I was sorry to ring so late as it was about 9.15pm but I couldn’t find Rufus (their rabbit). He said there was a tragic accident and three of them died.

‘After that, I don’t remember what happened as I started crying. Hannah had said they were going to Italy and the weather might be bad. I started crying when I was speaking to him.

‘I still cant believe it, I couldn’t sleep last night.’  

The Goldsteins celebrating Hannah's birthday in La Rochelle, France

The Goldsteins celebrating Hannah’s birthday in La Rochelle, France

The Goldsteins on holiday at Kilkenny Castle in Ireland

The Goldsteins on holiday at Kilkenny Castle in Ireland

There was no immediate word on the possible cause of the crash and it was not revealed which of the Goldsteins had been piloting the aircraft.

The Simplon Pass, at 6,578 feet above sea level, connects southern Switzerland with northern Italy.

A Foreign Office spokesperson said: ‘Our staff are assisting the relatives of a British family who died in a plane accident in western Switzerland and are also in contact with the local authorities.’

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