Three French sports personalities have been named among the 10 people who lost their lives in Argentina when a couple of helicopters collided. The two helicopters, carrying contestants and two pilots, crashed into each other and exploded during the production of ‘Dropped,’ a French reality show.
The show, on channel TF1, flies celebrities into rough terrain by helicopter and films their attempts to find food and shelter. But what should have turned into fun and give them more fame ended their lives. Argentinan TV showed footage from the crash of the helicopters. See below...
The above photos are screen grabs from a video footage shown on Argentinian TV which reveals how one of the aircraft smashes into the other from below while flying over trees in a remote town. Seconds later, both craft plunge to the ground and explode in a ball of flames.
According to CNN;
Eight French passengers and the choppers' two Argentinian pilots died in the midair crash near the town of Villa Castelli in La Rioja province, Argentina's state news agency Telam reported, citing local authorities.
The dead included the famed sailor Florence Arthaud, who in 1990 broke the record for crossing the North Atlantic alone; the swimmer Camille Muffat, who won three medals at the 2012 Olympics in London; and the boxer Alexis Vastine, who won a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
Members of the TV production team were among the other French victims, French authorities said.
May their souls rest in peace.