A group of French sports stars participating in a reality TV show were among 10 people killed on Monday when their helicopters collided in mid-air in northwestern Argentina.
Champion sailor Florence Arthaud, 57, Olympic gold medalist swimmer, Camille Muffat, 25, and Olympic boxer Alexis Vastine, 28, were among those killed when two helicopters filming the TV survival show “Dropped” crashed into each other in the rugged mountains of La Rioja province, Argentina, according to sources from BBC.
Arthaud, was considered one of the best sailors in the world, a woman who conquered what had been a strictly male-dominated sport. Her titles included the 1990 Route du Rhum, the most prestigious race to cross the Atlantic solo. She had also previously recovered from a serious car accident that put her in a coma when she was 17 years old.
Muffat, was also top swimmer at the London Olympics in 2012, bringing home three medals, including the gold in the 400-meter freestyle.
Vastine, won a bronze medal at the Beijing games in 2008 in the light welterweight category.