Fort Lauderdale 7/25/2019 6:00:00 PM
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Helicopter Carrying Chris Cline and 6 Others Crashes One Minute After Take Off

Billionaire Chris Cline, his daughter Kameron, as well as David Jude, Geoffrey Painter, Jillian Clark, Brittney Searson, and Delaney Wykle were all killed in a horrific helicopter crash that occurred immediately following take off.

Cline, who was a coal tycoon, along with his daughter and the other passengers were leaving the Bahamas when the helicopter spiraled out of control and crashed on the 4th of July.

Authorities stated, “The purpose of the accident flight was to transport two of the passengers to FLL for medical treatment.”

The type of helicopter that was involved in the crash was an August AW139, which had 17 seats.

Several witnesses described seeing the helicopter take off, with one witness saying it climbed about 30 or 40 feet while in a nose-down attitude. Another witness claimed it climbed between 40 and 50 feet before it spiraled out of control and plummeted into the ocean.