Chesney’s Video Director Injured

Video director Shawn Silva and two others escaped serious injury late Tuesday (Aug. 19) in a helicopter crash near Austin, Texas, while shooting a scene for a Kenny Chesney video. Chesney was not involved in Tuesday’s work on the production. Silva, his director of photography and the helicopter pilot were taken to a local hospital after the crash. The helicopter burst into flames after hitting a power line, but Chesney’s spokesperson says all three “escaped relatively unharmed given the circumstances.” Silva was shooting the sequence — an aerial shot of a woman driving down a country road — as part of the video for a single from Chesney’s upcoming album. 08/20/03