TRAGIC: 'One killed, four injured' in Bahamas helicopter crash
A HELICOPTER crash near an upscale Bahamas resort community has left one US citizen dead and four others injured.
Abaco Police Superintendent, Noel Curry, said all five people on board were Americans, but he did not release the identities or genders of anyone and declined to comment on their injuries.
Livingston Marshall, spokesman for the exclusive Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club on Great Guana Cay, said the pilot died in the crash.
Parliament member for North Abaco, Renardo Curry, said the helicopter was attempting to land at Baker's Bay when a wind gust sent the aircraft spiraling.
An employee of the resort community told The Associated Press that he helped residents pull people out of the wreckage.
They said: "They got into an air pocket and it went into a tailspin. It recovered, and then it went into a tailspin again and from there it hit the ground.”
“The tail came off and the cabin just went into a spin and somebody got thrown out.”
Florida television station, CBS Miami, reported that one of the injured was Jeffrey Soffer, principal of Florida-based real estate developer Turnberry Associates.