News Helicopter Crashes Near Seattle Space Needle, Killing 2

Published 03/18 2014 10:20AM

Updated 03/18 2014 10:23AM

A news helicopter crashed on four vehicles near Seattle Center in Seattle, March 18, 2014.
A news helicopter crashed on four vehicles near Seattle Center in Seattle, March 18, 2014./KING 5
KNWA via KING 5 -- 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 in the 400 block of Broad Street next to Fisher Plaza, which is home to KOMO-TV.

KOMO confirmed that it is their helicopter. The helicopter was being used in a joint partnership between KOMO and KING 5.

The Seattle Fire Department tweeted that two people were killed at the scene. A 37-year-old man has been taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. That man was in one of the cars, but managed to pull himself out.

Updates from Seattle's KING 5.

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