Chopper crash in Berry kills film and TV personalities

Chopper crash in Berry kills film and TV personalities

Berry : Australia | Feb 05, 2012 at 6:33 PM PST
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Andrew Wight recently co-produced feature film 'Sanctum 3D' with 'Avatar' and 'Titanic' director James Cameron

It was an unfortunate accident when the Robinson R-44 chopper crashed to the ground from a height of only 10 meters. The chopper was piloted by 50-year old Andrew Wight who is associated with the Australian TV as a writer and producer. He had along with him 60-year old Mike deGruy, an American cinematographer – they were on their way from Berry to select sites for their forthcoming assignment with the National Geographic.

Mike deGruy is an expert in underwater photography and had won several awards of BAFTA and Emmy for his works.

Their latest work was for a project which had James Cameron of the Avatar and Titanic fame in the background.

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