LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Three have been killed in a reality show crash. The three persons were killed while filming a reality show for Discovery Channel; the show was currently unnamed. The production company involved is Eyeworks USA that does The Biggest Loser, the permit was pulled by Redondo Beach-based company Bongo Inc, and the Polsa Rosa ranch was the scene of a fatality last September as well.
Officials tell news that the death is still under investigation. The Ranch last September was used for the Johnny Depp film “The Lone Ranger.” But during filming of The Lone Ranger, some died of a heat attack while swimming with scuba gear. The ranch is close to another ranch where Vic Morrow died filming the Twilight Zone in 1982.
“A production company was shooting a show for Discovery Channel when this tragic accident occurred,” officials said in a news statement. “We are all co-operating fully with authorities. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families.”
The crash happened earlier this morning. Los Angeles County Fire dispatcher Robert Diaz said that shortly after 3:40 a.m. PST a helicopter carrying three on board crashed. FAA officials claim that the helicopter might have been flying pursuant to permitting for Crossbow Helicopters. Philip Sokoloski, a spokesman for FilmLA, confirmed that all permitting was in place at the time. The crash reportedly happened near Soledad Canyon Road.
“The helicopter, a Bell 206B Jet Ranger, crashed under unknown circumstances,” Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said in a news statement. “The helicopter crashed into an open field.”