SEATTLE (AP/PIX11) — A news helicopter for KOMO-TV has crashed outside its station near the Seattle Space Needle, killing at least two people according to affiliate KCPQ.
The station says the copter 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.
The copter and cars exploded in flames.
Two people are confirmed dead and a third was taken to an area hospital.
People in the area reported seeing a huge cloud of smoke as firefighters and police responded.
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