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.
Two people have been killed after a news helicopter crashed on top of at least three vehicles outside Seattle Center Tuesday morning and caught fire. A third person was taken to the hospital in critical condition.The crash happened next to Fisher Plaza, which is home to KOMO-TV. KOMO confirmed that it is their helicopter. Witnesses said the helicopter was trying to land when it tumbled to the ground.The helicopter was being used in a joint partnership between KOMO and KING 5.
Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 Updated at 9:49 AM PDT