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Mid-air crash claims lives of French film stars

March 10, 2015  By The Associated Press

March 10, 2015, Villa Castelli, Argentina - Investigators on Tuesday recovered all 10 bodies from a remote site in Argentina where helicopters serving a reality TV show apparently collided, killing prominent French athletes and leaving the European nation in mourning.

The helicopters crashed Monday afternoon near Villa Castelli,
about 1,170 kilometres northwest of Buenos Aires, said La Rioja regional
Secretary of Security Cesar Angulo. All aboard — eight French nationals
and two Argentine pilots — were killed.

Among the dead were Olympic champion swimmer Camille Muffat, Olympic
boxer and bronze-medallist Alexis Vastine, and pioneering sailor
Florence Arthaud. They had been among the contestants in the reality TV
show Dropped.

The bodies were being transported to the regional capital of La Rioja
province, where autopsies would be conducted, Judge Virginia Illanes
Bordon told television channel Todo Noticias. Illanes Bordon said the
rough terrain made recovering the bodies late Monday impossible. | READ MORE




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