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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226803
Last updated: 15 July 2019
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Date:04-JUL-2019
Time:c. 00:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A139 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
AgustaWestland AW139
Owner/operator:Challenger Management LLC
Registration: N32CC
C/n / msn: 31112
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Atlantic Ocean, 2 mls off Grand Cay Island, Abaco -   Bahamas
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Big Grand Cay
Destination airport:Fort Lauderdale, FL
Narrative:
The helicopter impacted the waters of the Atlantic Ocean off Grand Cay Island in the Bahamas at c00:45 LT (according to the FAA). The seven occupants were fatally injured. The aircraft was reported missing at 14:53.

The AAID Bahamas report that the helicopter involved was N32CC, an AW139 (ex C-FPSE). FAA reported the helicopter was on initial climb and operating as a personal flight.

On board the helicopter were two pilots, coal billionaire Chris Cline, his daughter, and three of her friends.

The wreckage was recovered on 6 July 2019 and was taken to Florida for examination.

Sources:

https://ewnews.com/seven-americans-killed-in-helicopter-crash-off-abaco
https://www.caribbeannationalweekly.com/caribbean-breaking-news-featured/seven-americans-including-billionaire-chris-cline-killed-in-helicopter-crash-in-bahamas/
http://www.tribune242.com/news/2019/jul/05/US-billionaire-among-seven-dead/
https://abcnews.go.com/International/billionaire-coal-executive-chris-cline-dies-apparent-helicopter/story?id=64143888
https://www.asias.faa.gov/apex/f?p=100:96:10571830350047::::P96_ENTRY_DATE,P96_MAKE_NAME,P96_FATAL_FLG:05-JUL-19,AGUSTA
https://nypost.com/2019/07/06/witness-recounts-harrowing-moment-divers-pulled-chris-clines-body-from-wreckage/

https://www.baaid.org/
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N32CC


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jul-2019 05:00 Geno Added
05-Jul-2019 06:06 Aerossurance Updated [Phase, Nature, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
05-Jul-2019 08:50 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Embed code]
05-Jul-2019 09:23 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Narrative]
05-Jul-2019 09:34 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source, Narrative]
05-Jul-2019 09:46 A.J.Scholten Updated [Cn, Source]
05-Jul-2019 10:32 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
05-Jul-2019 11:40 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
05-Jul-2019 13:30 Geno Updated [Time, Source, Embed code]
05-Jul-2019 13:50 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
05-Jul-2019 23:20 Captain Adam Updated [Location, Embed code, Narrative]
05-Jul-2019 23:47 Captain Adam Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]
06-Jul-2019 07:23 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Embed code]
06-Jul-2019 07:27 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
07-Jul-2019 10:33 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
07-Jul-2019 17:08 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
08-Jul-2019 09:07 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
08-Jul-2019 14:23 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
08-Jul-2019 17:08 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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