Three people were killed on Feb. 10 in an early morning helicopter crash in a rural area of northern Los Angeles County while filming for a new reality TV show for the Discovery Channel, according to a Feb. 10 Associated Press report.
The crash occurred at about 3:40 a.m. at the Polsa Rosa Ranch in the city of Acton, Los Angeles County Fire dispatcher Robert Diaz said, adding that all three individuals about the helicopter died.
The show is reportedly an untitled military-theme reality television program and has not yet been aired or announced by Discovery, said Discovery channel spokeswoman Laurie Goldberg.
“A production company was shooting a show for Discovery Channel when this tragic accident occurred,” the station announced. “We are all cooperating fully with authorities. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families.”
The show's production company, Eyeworks USA, reportedly the company behind NBC's hit “The Biggest Loser,” issued a statement expressing sympathy to the victim’s families, and noting the company was cooperating with authorities.
The company was approved to use a helicopter for its shoot. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
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