How sad. Ten people reportedly died when two helicopters, carrying contestants and two pilots, crashed into each other and exploded during the production of ‘Dropped,’ a French reality show.
While filming the French reality show, Dropped, two helicopters collided and killed 10 people in a fiery explosion, HollywoodLife.com‘s sister site Deadline reports. Sadly, there were no survivors.
‘Dropped’ Helicopter Crash — 10 Killed While Filming Reality Show
The helicopters, which crashed into each other in Argentina — 720 miles from Buenos Aires, were allegedly carrying 8 contestants and two pilots, the BBC reports.
“An explosion occurred, and it’s believed that they must have collided,” La Rioja Secretary of Security Cesar Angulo said, according to the BBC.
“We learn with great sadness about the accident during the filming of the Dropped show.” TF1, the network behind the reality show said in a statement.
Among those in the crash were Olympic boxer Alexis Vastine, 28, Olympic swimmer Camille Muffat, 25, and yachtswoman, Florence Arthaud. This is truly heartbreaking.
‘Dropped’ — A Show About Celebrities Fighting To Find Civilization
Dropped regularly features celebrities, whom are divided into two teams, blindfolded, and dropped into remote locations on Earth. They’re left with no food, no map, and no help, but they must make their way through unchartered territory, find civilization, and then search for a helicopter to take them to their next location.
We’re not sure which part of the competition these contestants were participating in. We assume more details will be released in the near future.
In the meantime, our thoughts go out to the family and friends of those who lost their lives during this terrible accident. We can’t imagine what they’re going through right now. This is just so incredibly sad.
— Chris Rogers