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News Helicopters Collide While Filming Police Chase

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Armchair_QB, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Watching MSNBC right now.

    Two news helicoptors have collided in mid-air and crashed while filming a police chase in Phoenix.

    One is from the ABC affiliate. No word on the other one.
  2. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

    Re: News Helicoptors Collide While Filming Police Chase

    KNXV, an ABC affiliate.

    KTVK, an independent.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    What were the odds on that?
  4. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Any word on survivors?
  5. GuessWho

    GuessWho Active Member

    Surprised it hasn't happened before now.
  6. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Honestly, with as many copters you have in th sky filming stuff like this and doing traffic reports I'm shocked it doesnt happen more often.
  7. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Three dead ...
  8. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Not to quibble, but TV does not film. It's tape or sending live.

    I am surprised as well, you have choppers that close to each other that would not normally happen, moving at high speeds, not on a set course, etc.
    At least no one on the ground got hurt.
  9. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    That sucks. I take it at least one survived, unless one of the pilots was also taping somehow.
  10. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Two pilots and a photographer is what I heard on CNN a few minutes ago. Happened when the suspect jumped out of the SUV and jacked another vehicle.
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I can't imagine how difficult something like this must be for the fellow journalists. My best to the families and friends of those who died.
  12. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    I know two people who work at this ABC affiliate. I'll be keeping everyone at the station in my thoughts.
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