TV Helicopter Crashes In Downtown Seattle [Breaking]

Seattle New Helicopter Crash

A TV helicopter jointly owned by KOMO and KING5 crashed in downtown Seattle on Tuesday morning, killing two people and injuring a third. The accident happened around 7:30 am local time and sent clouds of black smoke billowing over rush hour traffic.

The Seattle Fire Department rushed to the scene and put the flames out in half an hour, according to KIRO-7. The third person injured, a 37-year-old man, managed to free himself from a car at the scene and was taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.

The accident happened at Fisher Plaza, the home of KOMO, which is located 50 yards from the base of the Space Needle. The news station explained that the copter was lifting off from the rooftop when it may have hit the side of the building and went down, hitting several vehicles on Broad Street.

Several witnesses posted photos of the helicopter crash to Twitter, showing the vehicles and the tail of the aircraft, as well as a large cloud of black smoke rising over the scene.

[Photo Credit: Twitter]

Melissa Stusinski
Melissa grew up in the Seattle area, but moved to Indiana to attend Anderson University in 2005 and was editor at the school's Literary Arts Magazine for two years. When she isn't focused on writing, Melissa enjoys working on cars, gaming, and exploring new places. [Contact:]


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