Discover channel helicopter crash kills three


Three people were killed on Sunday in a pre-dawn helicopter crash in a rural area of northern Los Angeles County while filming for a new reality TV show for the Discovery Channel.
The copter crashed at about 3:40 a.m. at the popular filming location of Polsa Rosa Ranch in the city of Acton, Los Angeles County. All the three onboard died.
The show’s production company, Eyeworks USA, known for creating NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” also issued a statement expressing sympathies to the victim’s families and saying they were cooperating with authorities. The company had been approved to use a helicopter for shooting a reality show at the ranch from Saturday afternoon until Sunday morning.
The cause and other circumstances surrounding the crash are still unknown, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said. Television footage showed mangled wreckage in a rugged canyon area near Soledad Canyon Road.
Sunday’s wreck is just 25 miles from Santa Clarita where actor Vic Morrow and two children were killed in another helicopter crash while filming the “Twilight Zone” movie in 1982.


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