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David Gene Gibbs (30 June 195310 February 2013; age 59) was a pilot and aerial coordinator who worked on Star Trek: Insurrection, directed by Jonathan Frakes.

In addition to his work on Star Trek, he worked on a variety of movies and television shows, as an actor, stunt pilot, and aerial coordinator including the television drama Afterburn (1992), the science fiction sequel Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996, with Matt Frewer), the sequel The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), the crime drama The Jackal (1997), the thriller The Replacement Killers (1998), the television drama It Came from the Sky (1999, with Christopher Lloyd), the action film Firetrap (2001, with Lori Petty), the drama Blow (2001), and the crime comedy Reno 911!: Miami (2007). (Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2013, p. 132)

Among his work as helicopter pilot and aerial coordinator are the fantasy comedy Wishman (1992), the action film The Protector (1997, starring Matt McColm), the action film Steel Sharks (1997), the television series V.I.P. (2000), the crime comedy The Hollywood Sign (2001, with Jacqueline Kim), the action film Gale Force (2002), the comedy The Sweetest Thing (2002, with Chelsea Bond), the comedy documentary Jackass 3D (2010), and the reality shows Hell's Kitchen, The Biggest Loser, and The Amazing Race.

Gibbs died on 10 February 2013 on location at the Polsa Rosa Ranch in Acton, California in a helicopter crash while on assignment for the Discovery Channel reality show The Amazing Race. [1] [2]

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