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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Rumor: A Second Unit Star Wars Crew Had a Helicopter Incident in Iceland?

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An Interesting story appeared on a few Iclandic news sites. According to the reports a second unit crew had a small helicopter incident while filming shots for Episode 7...


It's interesting that the incident happened weeks ago.

From klapptre.is (via Google Translate):
The helicopter landed in a mishap at Eyjafjallajökull. Crew were not injured. 
The helicopter , which is of type TF - HDW Ecureuil was in filming on the glacier. According to sources Dab Trés here to discuss taking a team of Star Wars VII under the direction of Marc Wolff , specializing in film grips from the air. Last Mission Everest Wolff was directed by Baltasar Kormákur.

And some interesting tweets:





Source: SHH Forums 


26 comments:

  1. Dang, that sucks... hope everybody is ok! Keep going guys!

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    1. agree. Hope everyone is ok and being safe!

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  2. May the fjords be with them.
    (yeah I know it's not Icelandic, but it was spur of the moment)

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  3. How often do you crash a helicopter into a glacier and walk away fine?

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    1. I myself have only done it three times.

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    2. So it is not dangerous. Nothing extra. No problem...

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  4. Truth is they already made Episodes 7,8 and 9, and all this is just a cover-up for the mass-alien landing of this year in Abu-Dhabi, Iceland, Morocco and Iceland. They'll tell us that it's just Special Effects.
    That's why they said they won't use CGI.
    Trust me.

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    1. Bring out the neuralyzer in case some of the extras saw something they were not supposed to see.

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    2. And the "helicopter crash" is then an obvious cover-up for a Roswell style event.

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    3. Break out the butt probes! Hoorah!

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  5. Maybe they were just recreating a Hoth scenario.

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  6. An AT AT foot and now they go beyond the Wall...what can it mean? That AT AT Walkers will bring the Wall down? That we're facing a return to Hoth AND Tatooine? Could HOTH be the place Luke Skywalker hides out and trains Jedi because he liked it so much there the first time around?
    Or will we see another planet with snowy landscapes? Alderaan Regained?
    Spoil me pls

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  7. No DisintegrationsMay 14, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    I'm putting my money on Iceland being one of the locations used for the Sith homeworld. Lots of bleak landscape and volcanic activity. Sounds Sith to me.

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    1. I hope the Sith homeworld looks like the Candy Kingdom in Adventure Time.

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  8. Here's an article about Simon Pegg at Pinewood Studios. Could this mean Scotty is beaming aboard the Falcon?
    http://www.hitfix.com/news/is-star-trek-vet-simon-pegg-joining-star-wars-or-just-having-some-fun

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  9. Saw it happen live once on Mt. Hood. It was only hovering about 20 feet in the air. The few guys in the helicopter waited until it was obvious which way it was going to tip. Doors were open on both sides. They kind of got lucky and all jumped out as the heli went the other way. Happened fast and like I said, there had to be some luck involved. Maybe it's all about the pilots decisions when he (or she) is faced with the situation....everyone escaping fine.

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  10. It could be a return to hoth, but that was filmed in norway., so could be another frozen world in Iceland. There was an ice world in the early clone wars seasons with the hairy talz, long shot though.

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    1. LLUM I believe. Jedi Padawans travel there for crystals.

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  11. the wampa stricks back

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  12. The pic in the twitter feed looks like it could be Alderaan, but that planet got blown up in episode IV right?

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  13. It means folks Hoth! Is back... Just like in the games... Maybe the helicopter was flying and they were filming a snow speeders view. The base would be still there and the Rebels could have reopened it after the second Death Star was destroyed...;)

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  14. Han Solo's blaster skills are still on point! This is good news!

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  15. "One helicopter crashed on a glacier. The crew was fine, but the chopper was wrecked. Unlucky start for SW."

    Pretty negative way to look at it, I say a helicopter crashes and no one gets hurt is a LUCKY way for the SW production to start. Geeze Louise!

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    1. Indeed! And let's not forget the sandstorms that happened in the beginning of filming A New Hope and The Phantom Menace. I say this is a good start of the new trilogy. :)

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  16. they aren't allowed to die until they finish the movie

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  17. The scene they were shooting was Luke freeing JAR JAR from exile on HOTH and the copter blade took off JAR JAR's head

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