Petr Kellner, Richest Man In Czech Republic, Was Among Those Killed In Knik Glacier Crash

 Businessman Was Worth $17 Billion  A Western European multi-billionaire who owned 99% of an international investment company was among thos...

 Businessman Was Worth $17 Billion 

A Western European multi-billionaire who owned 99% of an international investment company was among those who died in a helicopter crash March 27th while touring Alaska. 

The man, Petr Kellner, had movie star good looks, and was apparently a frequent visitor to Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, a high-end, high cost facility on Judd Lake 60 miles northwest of Anchorage. 

The lodge's website shows custom packages that start at $15,000 per person. 

The helicopter destroyed in the crash was operated by Soloy Helicopters of Wasilla, a charter company. It was a Eurocopter AS50 helicopter. 

The helicopter crashed near the Knik Glacier on Saturday, March 27th, around 50 miles east of Anchorage, south of Chickaloon and the Glenn Highway. 

The Knik Glacier feeds the Knik River, which flows south of Butte. As you drive north of Anchorage on the Glenn Highway, you cross over the Knik River bridge. 

Petr and his wife, Renata Kellner, began a family foundation supporting the Czech Republic's educational programs in 2009. In 15 years, they disbursed over 1.2 billion in Czech funds. The foundation focuses on public primary school programs, and helps financially disadvantaged students. 



Petr Kellner, Company Photo 

CLICK HERE FOR RELATED STORY: 5 DIE IN HELICOPTER CRASH ON KNIK GLACIER 

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