Shocking incident in the production of celebrity reality TV show.
Ten people have died including a number of French sports stars in a mid-air helicopter collision whilst filing a reality TV show in Argentina.
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Two Olympians and a sailing champion were amongst eight French people killed along with two Argentinian pilots according to Argentine authorities.
The two helicopters crashed near the Villa Catelli in La Rioja whilst producing a show called Dropped.
Camille Muffat, a gold medal winning Olympic swimmer, boxer Alexis Vastine and sailor Florence Arthaud all died during the incident.
Former Arsenal striker Sylvain Wiltord was also taking part in the show but wasn’t involved in the incident.
“The brutal demise of our compatriats is an immense sadness,” said French president Francois Hollande, reports the Metro.
Swimmer Muffat, 25, won a gold in the 400-metre freestyle at the London Olympics in 2012 whilst also winning a silver in the 200-metre freestyle and bronze in four by 200-metre freestyle.
Boxer Vastine had won bronze in Beijing but lost in the quarterfinals in 2012.
Arthaud, meanwhile, was a pioneering sailor of the 1990s when she won the Route de Rhum race.