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2006-10-12 15:11:08

Hotel Tycoon Dies In Helicopter Crash

Officials are reporting the crash of a helicopter on the Dominican Republic's north coast, killing four on board.

Among the victims was hotel tycoon Howard "Butch" Kerzner, chief executive officer of Kerzner International Holdings Ltd., a Bahamas-based casino and resort operator.

A spokeswoman for the Dominican airport authority said Kerzner was in the helicopter when it crashed into a building in the popular tourist resort of Sosua.

Kerzner was surveying potential development sites at the time of the accident.

A commission is investigating the cause of the accident.

Kerzner International operates casinos in countries including Dubai, the Maldives, Mexico and Mauritius as well as the Bahamas' Atlantis resort.

The Associated Press
Source: www.wmur.com

 
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