Billionaire coal magnate among 7 Americans killed in helicopter crash

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  1. dealmaker



    Billionaire coal magnate among 7 Americans killed in helicopter crash
    By Ben Feuerherd

    July 5, 2019 | 12:07am | Updated

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    A billionaire West Virginia coal tycoon was among seven Americans killed in a helicopter crash off the coast of the Bahamas on Thursday evening, according to local officials and reports.

    Chris Cline, 61, a former coal miner who turned his Foresight Energy company into a billion-dollar operation in 2015, was killed in the crash at about 5 p.m. local time, the Palm Beach Post reported.

    Cline was also a noted philanthropist in his native West Virginia. The state’s governor, Jim Justice, mourned Cline in a statement on Thursday evening.

    “Today we lost a WV superstar and I lost a very close friend,” Justice wrote on Twitter. “Our families go back to the beginning of the Cline empire – Pioneer Fuel. Chris Cline built an empire and on every occasion was always there to give. What a wonderful, loving, and giving man.”

    Bahamian officials told The Post the helicopter went down off the coast of Big Cay, killing seven people. The helicopter was en route to Fort Lauderdale, the official said.

    It was not immediately clear who else was on board, and the cause of the crash is under investigation.
  2. Helicopters are not a good risk to take
  3. maxinger


    sigh ... life is unpredictable.
    whether u are very rich or very poor, life could be taken away from u anytime.

    So treasure it while u are alive.
  4. destriero


    Trump is going to need to find another wealthy donor.
  5. destriero


    I am distraught. Just distraught I tell you.

    Wasn't he dating Tiger's ex?
  6. dealmaker


  7. Pekelo


    61 isn't a bad age to die, specially for rich folks. They probably lived more than the average person.
  8. Let's pray he had a full feeling life. Anything can be justified, he was too young to go. My condolences ...
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  9. Pekelo


    The dude was boinking Elin Nordegren, ex-wife of golfer Tiger Woods. On a 205 foot luxury yacht. So yes he had a fulfilling life. Not to mention he was a Jeff Bush supporter so no sorry from me.

    And again, 61 isn't young. If you don't have your bucket list 90% full by 61, you are doing it wrong. I feel sorry for his daughter and her friends, but not for him.