3 Killed Filming Discovery Channel Production

Discovery Channel

Three people were killed Sunday morning in a helicopter crash during a production shoot for a Discovery Channel reality show.

The crash occurred about 3:40 a.m. in an open field in the town of Acton outside Los Angeles, Deadlinereports. The three victims were thrown from the helicopter and pronounced dead at the scene.

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In a statement to Deadline, the Discovery Channel confirmed the accident, which occurred during filming by the reality show's producer, Eyeworks USA. "We are all cooperating fully with authorities. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families," the statement said.

Shooting at the location began Saturday and a film permit listed the production as "Untitled Military Project."