Three dead in helicopter crash at TV, movie ranch

Three people died when a helicopter crash at a ranch used for films, TV and commercials.

Bell 206

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration will be investigating the crash in Acton, California.

The Bell 206B Jet Ranger helicopter suffered substantial damage after the crash at the Polsa Rosa Movie Ranch, 5726 Soledad Canyon Road at 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

The three fatalities were the only people onboard at the time of the crash, according to published reports.

The 730- acre ranch features two airstrips and is for rent to production companies for films, television shows and commercial locations. “Windtalkers” and the “Red Dawn” remake used the ranch, located near Soledad Canyon Road on the northwestern edge of Angeles National Forest, 30 miles north of Los Angeles.

Only a production referred to as an “untitled military project” from Bongo, Inc. currently has a permit for flying helicopters in northern Los Angeles, according to Phillip Sokoloski, Film LA spokesman. The production was scheduled to shoot from Saturday afternoon into Saturday night.

It is not known for sure if this helicopter was a part of the project, or any other TV or movie production.


Written by: KurtK26
Feb 10th, 2013, 7:30 pm

Images courtesy of CNN

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