As revealed by Le Parisien, Alain Bernard was supposed to fly with Camille Muffat and the others, but was moved to a third helicopter that then never took off. He was among the first at the scene of the accident, but could do nothing.
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The production called me first, just before midnight to tell me the news. Alain (Bernard) called me shortly after, he was obviously in tears, traumatized by what he had seen. He said he had seen the fire, and he understood that it was dramatic. It was part of another team, he was on the ground and waited for the next rotation.
Via Danish media TV2