Made in Chelsea plane crashes in the Pacific
- Bang Showbiz
- 21 October 2016
The 'Made in Chelsea' one-off special has been axed after the plane carrying some of the crew to Costa Rica crashed into the ocean
The plane carrying the 'Made in Chelsea' crew to Costa Rica has crashed into the Pacific Ocean.
Two senior producers and two technical directors had to be rescued by the local coastguard and rushed to the nearby hospital after the small jet transporting them to the Central American country ahead of the show's one-off special plummeted into the water just off the Puntarenas earlier this week.
A spokesperson for NBC Universal International Studios, which owns 'Made in Chelsea's production company, said: "Four of our Production Team on Made in Chelsea, produced by Monkey Kingdom, were involved in a plane crash earlier today in a resort in Costa Rica.
'We can confirm that all four people and the pilot are safe and unhurt. No cast were on board."
It's not known why the plane nose-dived into the sea but it's believed the pilot lost control when he hit a patch of bad weather while pulling in to the busy capital on Thursday (20.10.16).
The rest of the crew and some of the cast were also en route to the filming location on a separate plane but have now been flown back to the UK after bosses' decision to suspend the special.
The spokesperson explained to the MailOnline: "We are grateful to the emergency services in Costa Rica for their assistance in this serious incident. We have taken immediate steps to ensure those involved have every support locally and our priority is to return all cast and crew home.
"We ask that the privacy of everyone involved in 'Made in Chelsea', both on and off screen, is respected over the coming days."
It is currently unknown if filming for the Costa Rica special will be rescheduled or cancelled.