Three Killed During the Filming of Reality Show called "Untitled Military Project"

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posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 10:24 AM
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I first read about this and thought it was a little strange that the name of the reality show they were filming is "Untitled Military Project". But now that the victims were identified I think it would be even stranger if it turns out that one of them was a former elite Special Forces Army officer.

Hey what can I say..I'm a conspiracy theorist, I can't help it.


Helicopter crash puts spotlight on safety of reality TV shows

Sunday's incident occurred during production of a reality TV show called "Untitled Military Project" for the Discovery Channel, according to a permit filed with FilmL.A. Inc., which had granted permission to film a helicopter landing and takeoff at the site from 5 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday.


Three Killed During Discovery Channel Reality Show Filming

All three victims of the helicopter crash have now been officially identified: pilot David Gibbs, 59, of Valencia; cameraman Darren Rydstrom, 45, of Whittier; and cast member Michael Donatelli, 45, of Indiana. Donatelli’s background is unclear, though there is a former elite Special Forces Army officer-turned-private contractor by that name listed in Indiana.
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posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 10:27 AM
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I actually heard about this yesterday. R.I.P.



posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 10:34 AM
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It was only a question of time, IMO. Shows like Fear Factor and the military contest types have been pushing HARD on the envelope of safety for awhile now. Eventually they were going to mis-step and fall right off the wire. Sadly, it sounds like it's happened too. This is out near where Vic Morrow was killed in another Helicopter accident, if anyone recalls that from a long time ago.

For reference, here is a web ad for the location. Some may even figure the images look familiar. They should. This area is used for countless things depicting all from Vietnam to Libya to Central America. Sad to hear what happened here. R.I.P., indeed.
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posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 10:49 AM
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No, that's erroneous. The show was not called "Untitled Military Project", there was no name for the show yet; hence an untitled military project.



posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 10:51 AM
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Yes it's very sad indeed.

Michael Donatelli is one of the people who lost his life, and it looks like he was a retired Special Forces officer (www.socnet.com). I'm not saying it had anything to do with the accident but it does seem a little strange considering other current events.
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posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 10:54 AM
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Originally posted by CaptainNemo
No, that's erroneous. The show was not called "Untitled Military Project", there was no name for the show yet; hence an untitled military project.


I am forwarding your message to the LA Times so that they can correct their mistake.



posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 11:41 AM
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Hahaha, classic response.



posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 11:43 AM
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Originally posted by whatsecret
Yes it's very sad indeed.

Michael Donatelli is one of the people who lost his life, and it looks like he was a retired Special Forces officer


Karma.....





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