10 people killed on set of French reality show
Ten people were killed on the set of a French reality show Monday when two helicopters crashed, according to the Associated Press. The show, Dropped, was filming in Argentina.
Olympians Camille Muffat, a swimmer, and Alexis Vastine, a boxer, were two of the contestants killed. Accomplished sailor Florence Arthaud was another athlete lost in the accident.
Laurent Sbasnik, Lucie Mei-Dalby, Volodia Guinard, Brice Guilbert, and Edouard Gilles, all members of the show’s crew, also died, along with helicopter pilots Juan Carlos Castillo and Roberto Abate, according to BBC News.
TF1, the channel that airs Dropped, released a statement Tuesday regarding the news. “It is with deep regret that we learned of the accident that tookm place during filming of the programme Dropped,” they wrote. “Nonce Paolini and all the times at TF1 express their deepest sympathy for the pain suffered by the victims’ families and loved ones during this difficult time.”