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News Helicopter Crashes Near Space Needle in Seattle

The Seattle Fire Department says two are dead after a helicopter crashed near the city’s iconic Space Needle Tuesday morning.

The Seattle Fire Department said in a tweet, that the helicopter crashed into a car. A 37-year-old man was pulled from a car and is in critical condition, the Seattle Fire Department said in a tweet.

Initial reports state the helicopter belonged to KOMO News. The news station declined to comment on the crash.

KOMO did release this on their official news website:

“The Seattle Fire Department said two people were found dead in the wreckage. A third person was rushed to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of critical injuries.

Witnesses said the helicopter crashed as it was taking off from the roof of Fisher Plaza, across the street from the Space Needle.

Fire crews were able to extinguish the flames within a half-hour. Traffic was diverted from the area.”

Image from YouTube.

Image from YouTube.

Video from HLN via CNN.

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News Helicopter Crashes Near Space Needle in Seattle.

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