Former Olympians Killed in Argentina Helicopter Crash

Two helicopters collide in remote area.

Three French sports stars were among 10 people killed on Monday when two helicopters collided in northwest Argentina during filming for a reality TV show.

The sports stars, all well-known in their home country, included Florence Arthaud, who in 1990 set a record for sailing across the Atlantic alone; champion swimmer Camille Muffat, who won three medals at the 2012 Olympics in London; and the boxer Alexis Vastine, who won a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

A video of the crash, which also killed the pilots and five of the show's producers, showed the helicopters colliding in level flight as they flew in formation. The contestants were reportedly being flown into a remote area, where they would have to find food and shelter as part of the TV survival show Dropped.

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