Two people were killed when a KOMO-TV news helicopter crashed near Seattle Center Tuesday morning. The chopper was also shared by KING-TV.
SEATTLE-- A news helicopter crashed on top of four vehicles outside Seattle Center Tuesday morning and caught fire.
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. KING 5 is owned by 11Alive parent company, Gannett. No KING employee was on the chopper at the time of the crash.
Construction workers were among the first to respond to a deadly KOMO-TV news chopper crash in the heart of Seattle. One worker not only captured the aftermath on camera but recruited colleagues for help.
The Seattle Fire Department tweeted that a 37-year-old male has been taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.That man was in one of the cars, but managed to pull himself out. KING 5 reports two others inside the helicopter are dead.