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March 25, 1987 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
"Twilight Zone" helicopter pilot Dorcey Wingo testified Tuesday that he is distraught to this day that actor Vic Morrow did not try to evade the plummeting aircraft in the five seconds after it went out of control, striking and killing Morrow and two child actors. "It extremely distresses me to the max that he never looked up," Wingo said emotionally in the midst of a caustic round of cross-examination led by the prosecutor in the involuntary manslaughter trial, Deputy Dist. Atty.
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February 19, 2013 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
The pilot of a helicopter that crashed in Acton this month had his pilot privileges suspended twice in the last decade, Federal Aviation Administration records show. David Gibbs, 59, of Valencia was among three people killed in an early morning crash at the Polsa Rosa Ranch on Feb. 10 during the production of a military-themed reality TV show for the Discovery Channel. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash, which was the worst film set accident in California since 1982, when star Vic Morrow and two child actors were killed by a helicopter that slammed into them during the filming of "Twilight Zone: The Movie.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 1993 | TERRY PRISTIN
In an accident that stunned the motion picture industry, actor Vic Morrow and two children were killed on July 23, 1982, when they were struck by a helicopter during late-night filming near Saugus of a mock Vietnam battle scene for the movie "Twilight Zone." Director John Landis and four associates were acquitted of manslaughter charges in 1987 after a tempestuous 10-month trial in Los Angeles Superior Court.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 1993 | TERRY PRISTIN
In an accident that stunned the motion picture industry, actor Vic Morrow and two children were killed on July 23, 1982, when they were struck by a helicopter during late-night filming near Saugus of a mock Vietnam battle scene for the movie "Twilight Zone." Director John Landis and four associates were acquitted of manslaughter charges in 1987 after a tempestuous 10-month trial in Los Angeles Superior Court.
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November 9, 1990 | MICHAEL ARKUSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vietnam is leaving Valencia. Indian Dunes, the popular 200-acre movie and television location just north of Six Flags Magic Mountain, will turn from filming into farming by the end of the year. From stargazing to cattle grazing. From sets for "China Beach" and "Call to Glory" to land for barley and broccoli.
BUSINESS
February 19, 2013 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
The pilot of a helicopter that crashed in Acton this month had his pilot privileges suspended twice in the last decade, Federal Aviation Administration records show. David Gibbs, 59, of Valencia was among three people killed in an early morning crash at the Polsa Rosa Ranch on Feb. 10 during the production of a military-themed reality TV show for the Discovery Channel. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash, which was the worst film set accident in California since 1982, when star Vic Morrow and two child actors were killed by a helicopter that slammed into them during the filming of "Twilight Zone: The Movie.
NEWS
February 19, 1992 | JIM WASHBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Vic Morrow may not have a star on Hollywood Boulevard yet, but there is one roughly 600 trillion miles away in the Cupid constellation that bears the late actor's name. That's the work of Diane Elliott of Seal Beach, who last week drove through that rain to hand-deliver a press release she'd carefully crafted on a library typewriter. Titled "A Tribute to Vic," it announced that the actor, "famous for his role as Sgt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1985
Veteran character actor Rafael Campos, who got his start in the role of a juvenile delinquent in "Blackboard Jungle," has died at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital, a spokeswoman for the Woodland Hills facility confirmed Wednesday. He was 49. Campos, who died Tuesday, had been at the hospital since last December, when stomach cancer was diagnosed.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN and STEVE WEINSTEIN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
From the crash-and-burn file: Eddie Murphy shows little indication of mending fences with his "Coming to America" director John Landis. Quoth the comedian on "The Arsenio Hall Show" last Friday: "(Landis) has a better chance of working again with Vic Morrow than he does with me."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1985
Lawyers for film director John Landis and four others asked the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to block their prosecution on charges of involuntary manslaughter in the July, 1982, deaths of actor Vic Morrow and two children during filming of the "Twilight Zone" movie.
NEWS
February 19, 1992 | JIM WASHBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Vic Morrow may not have a star on Hollywood Boulevard yet, but there is one roughly 600 trillion miles away in the Cupid constellation that bears the late actor's name. That's the work of Diane Elliott of Seal Beach, who last week drove through that rain to hand-deliver a press release she'd carefully crafted on a library typewriter. Titled "A Tribute to Vic," it announced that the actor, "famous for his role as Sgt.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 1990 | MICHAEL ARKUSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vietnam is leaving Valencia. Indian Dunes, the popular 200-acre movie and television location just north of Six Flags Magic Mountain, will turn from filming into farming by the end of the year. From stargazing to cattle grazing. From sets for "China Beach" and "Call to Glory" to land for barley and broccoli.
NEWS
March 25, 1987 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
"Twilight Zone" helicopter pilot Dorcey Wingo testified Tuesday that he is distraught to this day that actor Vic Morrow did not try to evade the plummeting aircraft in the five seconds after it went out of control, striking and killing Morrow and two child actors. "It extremely distresses me to the max that he never looked up," Wingo said emotionally in the midst of a caustic round of cross-examination led by the prosecutor in the involuntary manslaughter trial, Deputy Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2000
Actor Rick Jason, who played the hard-boiled leader Lt. Gil Hanley on the 1960s television drama "Combat!," was found dead Monday in his house. He was 74. Jason died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and was found by his wife about 5 a.m., said Ventura County Deputy Coroner Craig Stevens. He left no note, and authorities only said that he was despondent over personal matters. Funeral arrangements were pending.
NEWS
September 25, 1986
Overruling defense objections that the prosecution is "grandstanding" and turning the "Twilight Zone" manslaughter trial into a "theatrical production," Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Roger W. Boren agreed to transport jurors to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' theater in Beverly Hills next week to view footage of the 1982 film scene that led to the deaths of actor Vic Morrow and two child actors.
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