while shooting aerial footage for top GunVeteran aviator and aerial cameraman Art Schall died after losing control of his helicopter. Ironically, he was shooting the scene where Goose dies. He was executing a reverse flat spin to take a rotating shot that would simulate Maverick’s vision as he fell after the plane crash when he radioed “I’ve got a problem.” His plane plummeted towards the sea and he added, “I have encountered a big problem.” They were never able to find the wreckage of the plane or Shawl’s body.
This is how three pilots died while filming a dangerous stunt for the 1930 film Hells Angels. Director Howard Hughes himself crashed a plane while filming a dangerous stunt that a stuntman refused to film, although he survived the crash.
Cinematographer Neil Fredericks – best known for blair witch project He also died in a plane crash while shooting aerial footage of the film. crossbones, Writer-director Daniel Zirilli and three others escaped the wreckage after the plane failed, but Fredericks became trapped under his harness and drowned.
last day of filming Twilight Zone: The MovieThey were shooting a Vietnam War battle scene where actor Vic Morrow, 53, and child actors Renée Shin Chen and Myka Dinh Le, who were six and seven, were fleeing a pursuing helicopter.
The helicopter lost control and collided with three actors, killing them. The scene was removed from the final film, but the composite segment starring Vic Morrow was still included when the film was released in 1983.
the film Ken renamed it Shark A stuntman was killed by a shark during filming. He then used photographs of the accident to promote the film. Stunt man Jose Marco died when a shark broke through a protective net and attacked him. His death was then used to market the film, as seen in the poster below.
Three extras reportedly died on set Noah’s Ark During the dangerous flood scene, in which over 600,000 gallons (the exact amount is disputed) of water was flowing through spillways simulating a fatal flood. Cinematographer Hal Mohr actually reportedly walked off the set when director Michael Curtiz ignored his warnings about how dangerous the stunt was.
Legend has it that John Wayne was one of the surviving extras, but this has not been confirmed. Due to the film being old, there isn’t much paperwork to confirm exactly what happened, but it is clear that there was a lack of regulation on set.
In the most recent instance, second assistant cameraperson Sarah Jones was murdered on set. midnight rider, A 2014 biographical film about Gregg Allman was never finished as a result of this controversy. In fact, the incident that cost Jones his life happened on the first day of filming, which was done on a live train track atop a 110-year-old bridge. The company was reportedly not given permission to film there. There was reportedly no safety meeting before the accident, no on-set medic, no coordinator, and no call sheet with safety details.
The crew was told that if a train approached, they would have 60 seconds to derail. They also have to run towards the oncoming train to escape. When a train arrived, director Randall Miller shouted for everyone to run. Jones, attempting to rescue the equipment, was only able to reach the metal gangplank parallel to the tracks. The wreckage of the train collided with the props, pushing it back onto the track, where it collided.
Actor Roy Kinnear died after falling from a horse while completing a film shoot return of snipers, Shortly after the fall, he was rushed to the hospital due to a severely damaged pelvis and internal bleeding, then died of a heart attack the following day. While Kinnear did not actually die on set, his family sued producer Pierre Spengler and director Richard Lester, alleging that they had exaggerated the speed of the horse and refused to offer a stunt double. The family was awarded a $650,000 settlement.
Crew member Jim Eng electrocuted to death on the set of x files (in pre-production of the season 8 premiere) and died. The metal scaffolding he was working on was struck by a power line, in what was called a “freak accident”. The assured 4,800-volt charge caused Engh to go into cardiac arrest and injured five others.
A stuntman died in a 1925 silent film Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ During the shooting of the chariot race scenes. Actor Francis X. Bushman later reported, “During one take, we went round the bend and the wheel on the other fellow’s chariot broke.” “The hub hit the ground and the man was thrown about 30 feet into the air. …It was like a slow motion movie. He fell on a pile of wood and died due to internal injuries.”
In another stunt gone wrong, a stuntman named AJ Bakunas died while filming a 323-foot fall in the 1979 film. steel. He was trying to break a world record and had done the same from the lower floor before. Rumor has it that the footage is still in the film.
The deadliest example on this list white thunder (later renamed viking), in 1931. Filmmaker and producer Varic Frisell with his crew boarded the SS Viking, which was loaded with gunpowder. When the ship became blocked by icebergs, the crew reportedly set off small bombs to destroy the ice. However, their efforts fail, causing much of the ship to explode. 27 people died, including Frissell, the rest jumped overboard and swam for miles through the icy water to safety. The film was eventually released with a prologue about the disaster, which included footage from newspapers of the time.
during the shoot Crow, star Brandon Lee was killed when costar Michael Massey shot him with an improperly loaded prop gun. He had almost finished filming the film, and it was apparently his last scene involving weapons – he was also hoping to move away from physical roles into dramas with his next film. He was 28 years old.
That’s what happened to Jon-Erik Hexum on the set of the show cover up. Allegedly he was pretending to play Russian roulette with a prop gun—he fired a blank, fracturing his skull and causing a brain hemorrhage. He was 26 years old.
And of course, the most recent example of a death on set due to a lack of gun safety is when cinematographer Helena Hutchins tragically died on set. War. Alec Baldwin was using a gun as support when the shot went off and Hutchins was killed.
The gun was declared safe before use and Baldwin reportedly did not know it was loaded—he also denied pulling the trigger, although the FBI reported that the gun could not fire without the trigger being pulled. Baldwin was originally charged with involuntary manslaughter, but the charges were later dropped. 1st AD David Halles was sentenced to probation and Armer Gutierrez-Reid is still embroiled in a court case. Filming eventually resumed and is now complete.
during the troubled production of fitzcarraldo, Several deaths reportedly occurred on set, although not actually during filming. Actual Aboriginals were used as extras in the film, and a man reportedly drowned after being outed by a canoe. Others reportedly died from diseases contracted in the remote areas of Peru where the film was shot.
Special effects technician Conway Wycliffe died while filming a car chase dark Knight. This was the scene where the Batmobile was blown up, and Wickliffe was shooting a camera out the back seat window of the car during a test drive when the car instead of turning hit a tree. Wycliffe, who was not wearing a seatbelt and was leaning out of the window, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was taken along with Heath Ledger’s in the film’s dedication.
in a disney movie gone Fishing, Stunt doubles for the film’s lead actors (Joe Pesci and Danny Glover) were filming a stunt where a boat goes off a ramp and then lands between two other boats, when something goes wrong and the boat rolls and flips over the edge of the ramp, hitting the two boats it was supposed to land between and flying into a crowd of additional boats and stunt performers. Twenty-year-old Janet Wilder, who often worked as a part-time stunt person on shoots in order to spend more time with her husband (longtime stunt person Scott Wilder), was struck and killed while holding the hand of her husband (who was also injured).
Stuntperson Paul Dallas died aged 34 while filming a stunt for the show La Heat. In the stunt, Dallas jumped off a three-story building and had to land on airbags. However, he missed the bag and died soon after due to severe head injuries. He had actually previously founded a company that focused exclusively on the production of safe airbags.
Just a month later, rising 27-year-old actor Ken Steadman died in a dune buggy accident on the set of the show. Slider. When the buggy hit the bottom of the dry lake, it overturned.
Crew member Mike Huber died during filming. GI Joe 2: Vengeance. He was working on a high powered scissor lift when the lift overturned, killing Huber.
comedian Red Fox, best known for sanford and sondied on set while rehearsing for a scene in royal family. his character is on sanford and son He was known for pretending to have a heart attack, so everyone thought he was joking. Unfortunately, it was an actual heart attack and Fox died.
Dying of a heart attack on set, unfortunately, happens a lot. Harvey Lembeck reportedly appearing as a guest star mork and mindy When he suffered a heart attack and died on the sets at the age of 58.
This is how Adolf Caesar performed on the set of the Disney comedy tough guys He died of a heart attack when he was 52 years old.
Soap opera star Jay Pickett has died of a heart attack at the age of 60 while riding a horse on the set of his own film, Treasure Valley.
Finally, perhaps the scariest example is Tyrone Power, who suffered a heart attack on set Solomon and Sheba, He died before he could be taken to the hospital, still in his costume.
What’s scary about it? Well, his father (also known as Tyrone Power) also died of a heart attack on set (in his son’s arms) during the shoot. miracle man