Authorities have confirmed that 3 people were killed in a reality show crash that happened around 3:40 a.m. Sunday on the Polsa Rosa Movie Ranch near Acton, Calif. The 3 killed in the helicopter crash were the only ones on board the aircraft.
During the time of the crash, a reality show was being shot on the ranch. Early reports indicate that the production company Bongo Inc. was shooting a reality show called “Untitled Military Project.” The production company had previously been granted permission to use a helicopter for their reality show.
According to a report from KTLA, the 3 unidentified men that were killed in the crash were in their 40s and they had been tossed from the Bell 206 Jet Ranger helicopter as it crashed.
The reality show was to be aired on the Discovery Channel and the shoot was scheduled to go from Saturday afternoon into Saturday night.
Both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are conducting an investigation as to why the helicopter crashed. Allen Kenitzer of the Federal Aviation Administration said,
"The NTSB investigator usually posts a basic preliminary report on the agency’s website, www.ntsb.gov, within a week or two of an accident. However, it typically takes NTSB months to come up with a probable cause for accidents."