Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic Resort tycoon Howard Butch Kerzner is killed along with three other people when a helicopter they were traveling in crashed into a building on the Dominican Republic’s north coast.
Kerzner, chief executive officer of Kerzner International Holdings Ltd., a Bahamas-based casino and resort operator, was aboard the helicopter when it went down in the resort of Sosua.
Kerzner, 42, was surveying potential development sites when the helicopter crashed on the roof of a business. He is survived by his wife and two young children, the company said, they are very well known for there wide Tzdukah activities. His father, Sol Kerzner from a famous Russian Jewish family, was en route to the Dominican Republic, the company said.
Kerzner International has developed and owns nearly 70 percent of the Bahamas’ Island.
Two officers in the Dominican armed forces, David Rosario Pimentel and Kevelier Matos, also died in the crash, the fourth victim was Delio Luis Gonzalez.