09-Mar-15 LQ-CGK Airbus AS350B3 Villa Castelli, Argentina (5F)

Mid air crash of two AS350 helicopters resulting in the fatal crash of both aircraft with a total of 10 lives lost.  Aircraft burnt out in post-crash fire, and were involved in the filming of a reality TV show called Dropped. Eight French nationals, including three sports stars, and the Argentine pilots died when the two helicopters collided.

Sports starts were Olympic swimmer Camille Muffat, boxer Alexis Vastine and sailor Florence ArthaudThe five other French nationals killed were said to have worked for Adventure Line Productions (ALP), the company making the programme, and were named as Laurent Sbasnik, Lucie Mei-Dalby, Volodia Guinard, Brice Guilbert and Edouard Gilles.

The Argentine Pilots were Juan Carlos Castillo and Roberto Abate.

Date:
9 March, 2015
Reg:
LQ-CGK
Make:
Eurocopter
Model:
AS350
MSN:
7041
Location:
Villa Castelli
Country:
Argentina
Civil / Military:
Civil
Fatalities:
5
Operator:
State-Govt-of-La-Rioja
Link:
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-31822707
Link:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/argentina/11460678/French-Olympians-killed-in-Argentina-helicopter-crash.html
Link:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/10/us-argentina-crash-idUSKBN0M52EH20150310

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