The millionaire attempted an emergency landing, but the aircraft crashed into a park in Guatemala City.© REUTERS/ William Gularte
MEXICO, September 29 (RIA Novosti)
One of Guatemala’s richest persons, millionaire Joe Habie, died after crashing in his own helicopter in the country’s capital on Friday, local media reported.
Air traffic controllers said they received a call of distress from Habie, who told them the tail rotor of the helicopter he was piloting broke down. The millionaire attempted an emergency landing, but the aircraft crashed into a park in Guatemala City.
A woman, who was in the park at the moment of the crash, was also injured in the accident.
Habie, 55, was the owner of one of Guatemala’s largest textile companies as well as of the five-star hotel Tikkal Futura. Rescuers said Habie was an active firefighting volunteer and often gave his helicopter to firefighters for combating wildfires.
Add to blog
You may place this material on your blog by copying the link.
Image Galleries: Yury Gagarin: A down-to-earth person
Infographics: The Linguistic Diversity of the Planet
The clash of Russian and Western interests has given rise to a geopolitical battle. German politicians are trying to leave all doors and windows open for dialogue with Russia. Moscow does acknowledge this, and Germany is probably the only country with which it is ready to discuss European security.