Elle Macpherson's ex-boyfriend Jeffrey Soffer narrowly cheated death in a horrific helicopter crash in the Bahamas on America's Thanksgiving holiday (22Nov12).
Soffer, who split from the Australian beauty in March (12) after a two-year relationship, was heading to a luxury resort on Great Guana Cay for the festive holiday on Thursday when the helicopter he was travelling in crash-landed.
One American passenger, believed to be the owner of the aircraft, was killed and the pilot seriously injured, while Soffer survived along with three others.
The hotel mogul, who owns the famed Fontainebleau resort in Miami Beach, has been flown back to Florida and admitted to the University of Miami Hospital, according to The Miami Herald newspaper.
He reportedly walked away from the crash with minor injuries.