The billionaire’s daughter who died in a helicopter crash with her dad, two of her sorority sisters and another friend, was a recent graduate of Louisiana State University.
Early on the Fourth of July, the small helicopter carrying billionaire coal tycoon Chris Cline, his daughter Kameron Cline, her friend Brittney Searson and four others smashed into the ocean off the coast of the Bahamas, en route to Florida.
All seven passengers were killed. The crash is under investigation.
“I still can’t believe it,” Greg Cline, Chris’ older brother, told The Palm Beach Post on Friday. “It’s like a dream … We were so close, all of us were.”
President Trump on Friday offered his “deepest sympathies” to the family of West Virginia businessman and philanthropist Chris Cline.
“My deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of great businessman and energy expert Chris Cline, his wonderful daughter, Kameron, and their friends, on the tragic accident which took place in the Bahamas. The great people of West Virginia will never forget them!” Trump wrote in the tweet.
Cline, a coal tycoon who turned his energy company into a billion-dollar operation, was killed Thursday, a day before his 61st birthday, when the chopper crashed at about 2 a.m. shortly after taking off from Grand Cay in the Bahamas.
Helicopter wreck of Cline, his daughter and their friends is seen in new images released. They took off from Big Grand Cay and crashed by Grand Cay.
Chris was worth $1.8 billion, according to Forbes, having sold a $1.4 billion stake in his Foresight Energy in 2015. A West Virginia native, Chris, 60, began working in the state’s coal mines at age 22, according to CNN. He later founded the Cline Group and Foresight.