Details about the accident are still being uncovered.
Billionaire coal tycoon Chris Cline, his daughter Kameron, and five others died in a helicopter crash in the Bahamas on 4th of July. The group was flying from from Cline’s private island Big Grand Cay to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida before the accident.
The downed helicopter was found a few hours after the accident and local authorities are still examining the crash site and wreckage.
According to new details, the helicopter was only in the air for a minute before it spiraled out of control and ultimately crashed into the ocean. The alleged cause for leaving the island was that 22-year-old Kameron had an unspecified medical emergency.
Aside from the Clines, the other five people were David Jude and Geoffrey Painter who were with the helicopter company and Kameron’s friends Jillian Clark, Brittney Searson and Delaney Wykle.
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The reason for the crash has not yet been determined and it could be months before anything conclusive is found.
The Cline family released a statement following the accident.
“We are all so deeply saddened. … This loss will be felt by all those who had the privilege of having known them.”
The helicopter carrying coal billionaire Chris Cline began spinning before it plunged into the ocean near the Bahamas and killed everyone on board, federal authorities said Tuesday. https://t.co/TLQFFSrIki
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