Popular LA Photographer Michael Justice KILLED In Helicopter Crash

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Michael Justice, a popular Los Angeles photographer has been identified as one of two bodies that were pulled from the wreckage of a helicopter that crashed off the coast of San Pedro. The pilot was identified as Christopher Reed.

The crash was brought to the attention of authorities after several passengers on a Princess Cruise ship reported seeing a small black helicopter entering the water near a Los Angeles Wednesday evening around 5 p.m. The owner of the aircraft is listed as JJ Helicopters.

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Justice is known for his corporate work, including working for many big companies, including Forbes, WSJ, and many more. He shot the cover for Time Magazine back in 1995.

Officials said crews located the wreckage just inside the break wall Thursday morning. The helicopter was attempting to take photographs of a cruise ship when it reportedly crashed in the ocean. Eyewitness News learned that an R-22 Beta helicopter left the Torrance Airport around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The helicopter belongs to JJ Helicopters, a Torrance-based company. h/t abc7

Justice was reportedly on his way to photograph the cruise ship. It is not yet known if he was contracted to do so.

 

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