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BREAKING: 7 Americans killed in helicopter crash

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UPDATE (10:46 P.M.):

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - Police in the Bahamas say a helicopter flying from Big Grand Cay island to Fort Lauderdale has crashed, killing seven Americans on board.
  
A statement from the Royal Bahamas Police Force said the cause of Thursday's crash two miles off Grand Cay was under investigation.
  
It did not provide the names of the people killed but identified them as four women and three men.
  
It said police and civil aviation authorities were probing the crash.

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ORIGINAL:

(WSIL) -- Officials say a helicopter flying from Big Grand Cay, Bahamas to Fort Lauderdale, Florida has crashed.

That crash has killed seven Americans on board, including billionaire coal tycoon Chris Cline.

We'll have more details as they become available.

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