Nov 22, 2012 11:33 PM by Kirsten Bennett
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - A police official says all five people aboard a helicopter that crashed in an upscale Bahamas resort community were American.
One American was killed and four others were injured.
Livingston Marshall, spokesman for the exclusive Baker's Bay Golf & Ocean Club on Great Guana Cay, says the pilot died in the crash Thanksgiving morning and the four surviving passengers are receiving medical attention.
A Florida television station, CBS Miami, reports that one of the injured was Jeffrey Soffer, principal of Florida-based real estate developer Turnberry Associates.
Marshall says the Baker's Bay community is "shocked and saddened by this tragedy occurring on a day that symbolizes family and togetherness."
A local lawmaker says the helicopter was attempting to land at Baker's Bay when a wind gust sent the aircraft spiraling.
Baker's Bay is a playground for millionaires located about 150 miles off Florida's eastern coast.
A resort employee says there were roughly 180 people on the island property for Thanksgiving festivities.