Three people were killed in a pre-dawn helicopter crash while filming footage for a new Discover Channel reality television show. The crash happened at the popular filming location of Polsa Rosa Ranch in the city of Acton, a rural area of northern Los Angeles County in CA.
According to reports from the Associated Press, all three people on board were killed. The as yet un-named reality show, with its military-theme, is being produced by Eyeworks USA, best known for creating NBC's "The Biggest Loser". The company had approval from both the state and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to film at the ranch.
The cause and circumstances of the crash are being investigated. The victims’ names have not yet been released.
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Ironically, the site of this helicopter crash was just 25 miles away from another tragic helicopter crash that happened in 1982. Actor Vic Morrow and two children were killed during the filming of the film, Twilight Zone. The producer of the film, John Landis, along with four others were charged with manslaughter, but were later acquitted. That incident led to many changes to production restrictions in filmmaking.
Hopefully, the FAA will be able to quickly determine the cause of this crash. The families of the victims should seek advice from a wrongful death attorney, no matter what the investigation determines.
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