Cameraman dies 3 weeks after TV chopper crash
A helicopter that was carrying a reality television crew is shown after it crashed in Indiana, Pa., injuring three of the four people aboard, Saturday, April 30, 2011. (AP / Post-Gazette, Rebecca Droke)
Published Tuesday, May 24, 2011 1:27PM EDT
INDIANA, Pa. - A Canadian cameraman has died three weeks after the helicopter he was riding in crashed while filming a reality television show near a western Pennsylvania university.
Cambria County coroner Dennis Kwiatkowski tells the Indiana Gazette 33-year-old Greg Jacobsen, of Thunder Bay, Ont., died Monday.
He was hospitalized April 30 after a helicopter crashed into two buildings just off the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Jacobsen was part of a crew filming a reality show about police called "Campus PD" at the time of the crash. Kwiatkowski says Jacobsen developed respiratory problems during his recovery.
Three other people were on the helicopter when it crashed. The pilot and another crew member were also hospitalized.
The crew was filming Indiana borough police cars at the time of the crash.