Tue, Feb 12, 2013
Series Focusing On The Military Being Developed By The Discover Channel
A Bell 206 JetRanger went down Sunday in southern California resulting in the fatal injury of all three people on board the aircraft. The helo was participating in the filming of a reality television show being developed by The Discovery Channel.
The accident occurred about 0330 PST Sunday morning at the Polsa Rosa Movie Ranch north of Los Angeles. The FAA and the NTSB confirmed the accident, but have no indication about what might have caused the helicopter to go down. The location is often used by television and film production crews.
The series has not yet been titled, but FilmL.A., which had issued the permit for the flight, described the show as a "military project." The New York Times reports that the company requesting the permit was Bongo Inc, which is owned by Eyeworks, USA. Eyeworks was formerly called 3 Ball Productions, which produced the Discovery channel show "Flying Wild Alaska."
Some industry insiders say that the accident could raise questions about how reality television shows are produced. Bongo had received a permit to use the helicopter to shoot at the ranch from 1700 PDT Saturday to 0700 Sunday, with a filming plan submitted by the pilot that would have narrowed that window to 1600 to 2200 Saturday.
(Bell 206 image from file)
Department Seeks Grants To Help Keep Aircraft Flying The police department in Toledo, OH may be forced to ground its helicopter unless it is able to identify a grant for the $300,0>[...]
Despite What Appeared To Be A Decent Ditching Effort, An Outstanding Pilot Was Lost The airshow community has suffered its second tragedy in nearly as many weeks as long-time warbi>[...]
"Putting the world's largest satellite constellation into orbit is an enormous task and Arianespace is ideally suited to launch the initial constellation, allowing OneWeb to start >[...]
Good News, Bad News... It's ALL News As the preeminent online aviation news resource out there, the editorial staff at Aero-News sees a large number of news releases. We look at al>[...]
Empire Aviation Group Selects Honeywell Technologies For Its Entire Fleet Honeywell has signed an agreement with Empire Aviation Group to provide its full suite of GoDirect connect>[...]