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News Chopper Crashes Near Space Needle, At Least 2 Dead

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A news helicopter crashed near the Space Needle in Seattle. Courtesy: Seattle Fire Department

A news helicopter crashed near the Space Needle in Seattle.
Courtesy: Seattle Fire Department

SEATTLE-

A helicopter has crashed near the Space Needle in Seattle, and firefighters are responding, the Seattle Police Department said Tuesday morning.

The chopper was used by both KOMO-TV and KING-TV to cover news stories in the Seattle area.

Seattle Fire Department is reporting two people are dead at the scene. Another person, a 37-year-old man, was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

When the helicopter hit the ground, at least three cars caught fire nearby. The chopper was heading back to KOMO-TV to land when the crash happened.

WATCH LIVE coverage of the chopper crash

For more updates on this crash, click here.

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