Helicopter Crash Kills Three In California

Three people were killed this morning during a helicopter crash in northern Los Angeles County.

According to the Los Angeles Daily News, the helicopter was being used by a film crew to film a reality TV show at the Polsa Rosa Ranch in Acton. An LA Film Commission official confirmed that a production company had filed permits to use a Bell 206B Jet Ranger to film the ranch. Filming on the reality show began on Saturday.

Robert Diaz, the Los Angles County Fire Dispatcher, said that all three men on board the plane were killed. Diaz said that the three men, all in their mid-40s, were thrown from the helicopter when it crashed in an open field.

The NY Daily News reports that all three men were pronounced dead at the scene.

Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Martin Smith said: “The helicopter crashed into an open field. They did have camera equipment on board the helicopter, and there were ground cameras nearby.”

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer identified the helicopter but could not provide any details about what caused the crash.

Kenitzer said: “The helicopter, a Bell 206B Jet Ranger, crashed under unknown circumstances,”

It’s unclear what reality show the helicopter was being used for but Kenitzer said that he believed it was related to the military.