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"They died because they wanted to, again, push back the frontiers" - Hollande

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 01:07

French President Hollande spoke of French athletes killed in Argentina while filming a reality TV show -- mourning all 10 who died as they wanted to ''push back the frontiers.'' Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Investigators continue to examine the debris of a lethal helicopter crash in Argentina that killed 10 -- including three French sports stars. Authorities are sill unclear about what happened when two helicopters apparently collided -- during the filming of a reality TV show. In France it is a time of mourning as French President Francois Hollande addresses the nation. . (SOUNDBITE) (French) FRENCH PRESIDENT, FRANCOIS HOLLANDE, SAYING: "My thoughts obviously go out today to these three champions who, unfortunately, at one time made their country shine and today are dead. They died because they wanted to, again, push back the frontiers." He spoke of the three athletes Olympic swimmer Camille Muffat, boxer Alexis Vastine and yachtswoman Florence Arthaud (artoe). Hollande also said he did not want to "forget the seven other victims and all their families who are mourning them" -- as authorities are still trying to discover just what happened.

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"They died because they wanted to, again, push back the frontiers" - Hollande

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 01:07