John Driftmier in Costa Rica. (Facebook)
Canadian filmmaker John Driftmier has died while shooting the Discovery Channel Canada reality show "Dangerous Flights." He was 30.
According to the Ottawa Citizen, the Ottawa-based cameraman was filming the second season of the aircraft delivery series in Kenya on Sunday morning when his plane crashed. Both he and the pilot were killed.
“John wanted to do some extra aerial footage, and a plane was found for him to jump in and somebody who was good at flying those planes flew with him,” said Nicola Merola, a producer at the Montreal independent production company Pixcom, which hired Driftmier. “It’s very tragic news. John was a friend, and we worked together on all those projects. He was very passionate about what he does. He felt very alive when he was filming on those series."Read More »from John Driftmier, Discovery Channel Canada filmmaker, dies in Kenya