Colantuono was transporting logs near Detroit Lake when the helicopter crashed, witnesses told KPTV. He was the only person in the copter and was pronounced dead at the scene.
"We are extremely saddened to learn that a member of the Ax Men family, Bart Colantuono, has passed away," the History Channel said in a statement. "All of us at History and Original Productions, along with our Ax Men team, would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Bart. He was an important part of Ax Men when he appeared in Seasons 2 & 3 and his talents will be greatly missed."