ACTON (CBSLA.com) — Authorities Monday identified three men who were killed in a helicopter crash over the weekend.
The Los Angeles County Coroner has identified the victims as pilot David Gibbs, 59, of Valencia, 46-year-old Darren Rydstrom, of Whittier, and Michael Donatelli, 45, of Pennsylvania.READ MORE: See Who Won During The Golden Globe Awards
The fatal crash happened just before 4 a.m. Sunday in the 5700 block of Soledad Canyon Road, officials said.
The helicopter went down on Polsa Rosa Ranch — an area typically rented out by film crews. Investigators say the production company, Eyeworks USA, had rented the chopper to be used as part of a military-based reality show for the Discovery Channel.READ MORE: 2 Riverside Co. Sheriff's Deputies Recovering After Being Hit By Delivery Van; 2 Women Killed
Eyeworks USA is best known for creating “The Biggest Loser”.
It’s not known if the accident happened during filming for the show.MORE NEWS: Video: Multiple Trees Fall On Homes, Leading To Injuries During Severe Winds
The National Transportation Safety Board, Federal Aviation Administration and law enforcement agencies are investigating the cause of the crash.