In the United States, a helicopter carrying guests and guides of the Tordillo Mountain Lodge company, which provides mountain recreation services, crashed in Alaska. Five people were killed, one was hospitalized in serious condition. Among the dead is the richest man in the Czech Republic, billionaire Peter Kellner.
The Eurocopter AS50 helicopter crashed near the city of Butte in Alaska under unknown circumstances on the evening of March 28. Rescuers arrived at the scene and found the bodies of five victims and one victim, the Associated Press reports.
The company has already stated that this is the first such case with their helicopter in 17 years of operation.
The helicopter was owned by Soloy Helicopters, with which Tordillo Mountain Lodge signed a contract for transportation.
An investigation into the crash has been launched, and flights over the crash site have been temporarily suspended.
At the same time, Reuters learned that among the dead — the richest man in the Czech Republic, Peter Kellner. His fortune is estimated at $17.5 billion.
As you know, back in 2018, the Czech billionaire intended to buy the Chelsea football club, owned by Abramovich. Their VIP boxes at the stadium are located nearby.
Recall that as a result of the crash of a military helicopter in Turkey, nine people were killed, four more were seriously injured.
We also wrote that in the United States, a military helicopter crashed in Monroe County, New York, with three people on board.