Read as much as you want on BostonGlobe.com, anywhere and anytime, for just 99¢.

Patriots Live

0

0

1st Qtr 9:44 2nd & 6, Own 25

3 killed in Calif. helicopter crash

LOS ANGELES — Three people were killed in a predawn helicopter crash in a rural area of northern Los Angeles County on Sunday, while filming for a reality TV show.

Los Angeles County Fire dispatcher Robert Diaz said the crash occurred about 3:40 a.m. at the Polsa Rosa Ranch in Acton. The ranch has been used as a film location.

Continue reading below

Diaz said everyone on board died. The three people aboard the helicopter have not been identified.

Philip Sokoloski, a spokesman for FilmL.A., which processes filming permits for location shootings in the Los Angeles region, said a production company had been approved to use a helicopter for a reality TV show. The shoot was scheduled to go from Saturday afternoon into Saturday night.

The circumstances surrounding the crash are still unknown, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said.

He said the Bell 206B Jet Ranger had substantial damage. Both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

Permit paperwork shows Bongo Inc. was working on an untitled military-theme TV program. Records also show Crossbow Helicopters received approval to participate in filming from the Federal Aviation Administration.

‘‘We wouldn’t have referenced helicopter activity if we didn’t already have pre-approval from the FAA,’’ Sokoloski said.

Television footage showed mangled wreckage in a rugged canyon area near Soledad Canyon Road.

Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com