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Fri, Mar 14, 2003

Heli Goes in Lake With Amazon.com Chief

We're finding out that Amazon.com chief Jeff Bezos was the most famous person aboard the Gazelle that sank into a Texas lake last week.

All four aboard received injuries, varying from minor to serious; the heli will need some expensive work.

A company spokesman says the exec and the company are OK: "He's fine; we are business as usual."

**   Report created 3/13/2003   Record 1   **
IDENTIFICATION
  Regis#: 16KH        Make/Model: SA34      Description: AEROSPATIALE SA341G GAZELLE
  Date: 03/06/2003     Time: 1713
  Event Type: Accident   Highest Injury: Serious     Mid Air: N    Missing: N
  Damage: Substantial
LOCATION
  City: SOUTH ALPINE   State: TX   Country: US
DESCRIPTION
  AEROSPATIALE SA341G ROTORCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES IN A LAKE AND SUBMERGED, SOUTH ALPINE, TX
INJURY DATA      Total Fatal:   0
                 # Crew:  1     Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   1     Unk:   
                 # Pass:   3     Fat:   0     Ser:   2     Min:   2     Unk:   
                 # Grnd:         Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:   
WEATHER: METAR KMRF 06155Z AUTO 25013G24KT 10SM CLR 13/M05 A3008 RMK A01
OTHER DATA
  Activity: Unknown      Phase: Unknown      Operation: General Aviation
  Departed: UNK                         Dep Date:    Dep. Time:
  Destination: UNK                      Flt Plan: UNK          Wx Briefing: U
  Last Radio Cont: UNK
  Last Clearance: UNK
  FAA FSDO: LUBBOCK, TX  (SW13)                   Entry date: 03/07/2003


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