- This just in March 18
A news helicopter for Seattle station KOMO-TV crashed near the city's iconic Space Needle Tuesday morning, bursting into flames that engulfed a couple of nearby cars. Two people died in the crash, according to the Seattle Fire Department, while a 37-year-old man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
Some images from the fiery scene:
Watched as the helicopter fell right past my window. Horrifying. pic.twitter.com/Nwpf3pqaTY— Michael Harthorne (@MHarthorneKOMO) March 18, 2014
The helicopter is believed to have hit the side of a building while trying to land, according to KOMO, which caused it to spin out of control. You can see the aftermath of the crash in the home-shot footage below. --Jon Terbush
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