News helicopter crashes near Seattle’s Space Needle; 2 dead

News Chopper Crash near Space Needle in Seattle

News Chopper Crash near Space Needle in Seattle

In this photo provided by KIRO- TV, smoke rises at the scene of a helicopter crash outside the KOMO-TV studios near the space needle in Seattle on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. The station says the helicopter was apparently coming in for a landing on its rooftop Tuesday morning when it possibly hit the side of the building and went down, hitting several vehicles on Broad Street. AP Photo/KIRO-TV



Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:20 am
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Updated: 11:30 am, Tue Mar 18, 2014.

News helicopter crashes near Seattle’s Space Needle; 2 dead

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SEATTLE — Two people were killed when a news helicopter for KOMO-TV crashed outside its station near the Seattle Space Needle, sending clouds of black smoke over the city during the morning rush hour.


The Seattle Fire Department said in addition to the fatalities, a 37-year-old man who managed to free himself from a car at the accident scene was taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. No other details were immediately available.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:20 am.

Updated: 11:30 am.