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2 killed as KOMO News helicopter crashes beside Space Needle


Two people were killed when the KOMO news helicopter crashed and burned Tuesday morning on Broad Street only feet from the Space Needle.

Emergency personnel immediately rushed to the scene.

Two cars were struck in the crash. One man could be seen running from from one of the cars with his sleeve on fire, and he was extinguished by officers at the scene.

Huge flames and plumes of black smoke poured from the burning wreckage. Fuel gushing from the wreckage caught fire and burned for a block from the crash scene.

The Seattle Fire Department said two people were found dead in the wreckage.

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