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.
Journalists React to News Helicopter Crash on Social Media
By R. Stickney
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. (Published Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014)
Updated at 9:49 AM PST on Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014