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Helicopter crash claims Texas investor, decorated pilots

 

January 19, 2018



RATON, N.M. (AP) — Five friends, including a Zimbabwean opposition leader, traveling to a ranch in the U.S. state of New Mexico died when their helicopter crashed in a remote area. Here's more about the prominent people on board:

CHARLES RYLAND BURNETT III, 61

Born in England, Burnett was an investor and philanthropist with links to a wide range of businesses and a love of entertaining friends extravagantly.

Burnett was based in Houston and listed as an officer in dozens of companies registered with the Texas secretary of state's office. The Guardian newspaper reported in 2009 that he dro...



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