Sunday, February 10, 2013

3 Killed in Helicopter Crash while Filming Reality-TV Show for Discovery Channel

LOS ANGELES, CA (Mon, Feb 11) – A pre-dawn helicopter crash killed three reality-TV members on Sunday while filming the show for Discovery Channel in Southern California County.

According to details; the helicopter crashed around 3:40 a.m. PST (6:40 a.m. EST) at the Polsa Rosa Ranch in Acton, reported Associated Press citing Los Angeles County Fire dispatcher Robert Diaz.

3 Killed in Helicopter Crash while Filming Reality-TV Show for Discovery Channel

All three men in their 40s aboard the Bell 206B Jet Ranger helicopter died as a result of being thrown from it as it crashed, KTLA 5 in Los Angeles reported. The victims have not been identified as of this writing.

"A production company was shooting a show for Discovery Channel when this tragic accident occurred," the channel said in a statement. "We are all cooperating fully with authorities. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families."

The show, listed on a filming permit as an untitled military-theme TV program, had not yet been aired or announced by Discovery, channel spokesperson Laurie Goldberg said.

The cause for the crash is still unknown, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said, and added that the helicopter had substantial damage. Both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are currently investigating the situation.

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Helicopter Crash, Discovery Channel, Discovery Reality Show, Reality TV Show, Polsa Rosa Ranch, Discovery, Laurie Goldberg

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