Tragedy strikes as helicopter crashes on Pikes Peak while filming Audi commercial


A helicopter caring a camera crew filming an Audi commercial on Pikes Peak crashed this morning injuring all four people on board.

According to authorities the helicopter crashed just after 7:00 a.m. this morning near the summit of Pikes Peak around mile marker 19, and near the Pikes Peak Cog Railway.

All four people on board the helicopter have been injured with the pilot listed in critical condition.

The Helicopter carried a film crew that was in the process of the filming an Audi commercial which featured a driverless car as it drove the summit road of Pikes Peak.

Early reports indicate that emergency  crews had a difficult time getting to the scene of the crash. The helicopter was a Aerospatiale. Earlier this year Audi had announced that it was planning on a full test of the autonomous Audi TTS in the fall.

You can watch the car from the springtime test drive on Pikes peak below.

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