Skip to comments.Reality TV crew killed in helicopter crash
Posted on 02/10/2013 2:01:12 PM PST by BenLurkin
Just hours after filming began, three crew members shooting a reality TV show died overnight in a California helicopter crash, authorities said.
The crash occurred about 3:40 a.m. in a rural, northern area of Los Angeles County, The Associated Press reported.
Filming had just started on Saturday, the AP said.
Polsa Rosa Ranch is a popular site for commercials, movies and TV shows, the Los Angeles Times said.
The helicopter, a Bell 206, crashed under unknown circumstances, the Federal Aviation Administrations Allen Kenitzer told the LA Times...
He told the newspaper it appeared the reality show centered on the military.
That’s some rugged terrain up there. I wonder which show they were filming.
Christopher Jordan Dorner
I am also curious. What are they filming at 3:40 AM?
(not condoning, just commentin' on the comment)
For all we know, it was probably some cops who shot the chopper down. They probably thought it was a media chopper disobeying their orders.
IF that's true it will never be found out, and there will never be any consequences to those who shot it down.
Even worse - they thought it was a Nissan Titan.
Who, what, when, where, why, and how - all in the first sentence, if possible.
Six sentences in and we still don’t know the name of the show.
Back to j-school for the writer.
This kind of sloppy writing is becoming increasingly common.
It’s odd that they don’t mention the show. It would be embarrassing if much of “Survivor:Borneo” or whatever were filmed in California.
I caught an ad on Animal Planet today that raises a few questions for me.
It claimed to be about US military hunting poachers in Africa. I’m wondering if anyone knows about the show, if they’re actual military and what authorization they would have to enforce foreign laws in foreign nations.
According the LA Times, it isn't named; their permit says it is "Untitled Military Project" for the Discovery Channel.
any bets they had a retired special forces type on board
The LAPD thought the chopper was a gray Nissan Titan and shot it down.
Could be a contractor doing night shot segments that get edited in to TV shows or movies. As a trucking executive based in Santa Fe Springs, CA (LA) back in the 1970’s our terminal was used as a backdrop ... the primary interest trucks coming and going at night. Go figure.
No problem folks, all part of the show, How I Died Doing Sumpin’ Stupid.
That’s what I’m wondering. Did we just lose another second amendment proponent? If so, this is leaving coincidence behind and heading into the realm of enemy action.
Helicopters are dangerous and crash a lot. Especially low-flying ones. At night.
They actually had someone filming the crash! THAT was the reality show!
Odinga has some elections to win don’t you know?
Crazy ex cop taunted that he had MANPADS rockets and would use them against the LAPD if they persued.
I just found out a friend of mine from High School was on it. And yes, he was retired SF :-(
i’ve heard there is a list of special operators and someone is paying to have them removed.
anyone else able to confirm this?
anyone know where to find the list?
Yep. Remember Vic Morrow and the two children on the ‘Twilight Zone: the Movie’ set? They were killed when the low-flying helicopter went out of control. Pyrotechnics were being fired off and one hit the tail of the helicopter causing the pilot to lose control. This was at 2:30 A.M.
At least Morrow and the children died quickly.
The whole thing could have been prevented.