Amazon Chief Survives Helicopter Crash In Texas
from the big-news-that-wasn't dept
theodp writes “The WSJ reports that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos narrowly escaped calamity last week as a helicopter he was a passenger in crashed in west Texas. According to a preliminary FAA report, a pilot and three passengers were taking off from a remote site in mountainous terrain last Thursday when the helicopter’s tailboom struck a tree, causing the aircraft to roll onto its side, partially submerging it in a creek. The passengers, who received ?non-life-threatening injuries? and were transported to a hospital, were reportedly evaluating ?real estate from the air for land purchase.? Amazon declined to confirm Bezos’s involvement in the crash, but a local Sheriff confirmed Bezos was among the passengers.” Of course, this would have been big news if something had happened to Bezos, but as it is, it’s not really much of a story.
Comments on “Amazon Chief Survives Helicopter Crash In Texas”
Jeff Bezos land hunting in Texas?
Okay,I looked up Alpine. SO why or how is a city of 5000 building a new airport terminal, and why does UPS fly in and out twice a day? They also are dealing with an “affordable housing” issue, when , from ads at realtys in the area , housing is already dirt cheap. They have a new organization there representing Latin American workers. Nearby is a “Elite Retreat” of high priced housing sites. with te College nearby as well, my only questions are…Who else was on that helicopter? and does the Governer of Washington State know about this?
Re: Jeff Bezos land hunting in Texas?
Here is an article that explains why Alpine is becoming a transportation center. Looking at a map, you can see that it is a short cut for transporting goods from the Pacific to the US.
The article states that the helicopter’s tail rotor hit a tree, and that the aircraft then became partially submerged in a creek. The FAA report states that the helicopter crashed “under unknown circumstances” and then became submerged in a lake. Strange.