Chinese buyer of French vineyard feared dead in helicopter crash – CNN.com


(CNN) — A Chinese investor who had just bought a French vineyard is feared dead in a helicopter crash that killed his son and is thought also to have claimed the lives of an aide and the vineyard\’s previous owner.

Lam Kok had completed the purchase of Chateau de La Riviere in the Aquitaine region of southwest France on Thursday, the vineyard\’s marketing manager, Thierry Disclyn, told CNN.

On Friday, Kok introduced himself to all the employees, and at about 5 p.m. local time decided to tour the estate by helicopter, Disclyn said.

The helicopter, which was also carrying the vineyard\’s previous owner, James Gregoire, Kok\’s 11-year-old son Charles, and a representative of Lam Kok, Peng Wang, crashed into the Dordogne River.

via Chinese buyer of French vineyard feared dead in helicopter crash – CNN.com.

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