Three French sports personalities are among 10 people killed in a helicopter crash in Argentina, the French presidential office confirmed.

Eight French nationals and their two Argentine pilots died when two helicopters collided in La Rioja province in the country’s north-west.

Yachtswoman Florence Arthaud, Olympic swimmer Camille Muffat and Olympic boxer Alexis Vastine all perished.

Both helicopters were involved in the filming of TV survival show Dropped.

The show, on channel TF1, flies celebrities into rough terrain by helicopter and films their attempts to find food and shelter.

“The sudden death of our fellow French nationals is a cause of immense sadness,” said a statement from French President Francois Hollande.

The cause of the crash is as yet unclear and investigations are under way…continue here

Our thoughts and prayers are with you their families and friends

 

Source: BBC News