French athletes killed in Argentina chopper collision

epa04655629 (FILE) A file picture dated 29 July 2012 shows Camille Muffat of France celebrates winning the gold medal in the women’s 400m Freestyle Final during the Swimming competition held at the Aquatics Center during the London 2012 Olympic Games in London, Britain. Ten people including several French athletes were killed on 09 March 2015 when two helicopters collided in northern Argentina, news reports said. The dead included both Argentine pilots and the cast and crew of a reality television survival show, which was to feature a celebrity cast including Olympic swimmer Camille Muffat, former boxer Alexis Vastine and yachtswoman Florence Arthaud, according to La Nacion newspaper. The aircrafts came down just after taking off in La Rioja, around 1,000 kilometres west of Buenos Aires in the foothills of the Andes. EPA/PATRICK B. KRAEMER

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