2 killed in news helicopter crash near Seattle Center, Washington

, Posted: Tue, March 18 2014 at 8:27 AM, Updated: Tue, March 18 2014 at 2:24 PM

Seattle, Wash. -- 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.

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KING 5 News is reporting that a news helicopter used jointly by KING and KOMO television stations crashed early Tuesday morning.

KING 5 is reporting that the helicopter was attempting to land at the KOMO TV station helipad near Broad and John Streets in Seattle, Washington shortly before 8am.

The crash happened next to Fisher Plaza, which is home to KOMO-TV. KOMO confirmed that it is their helicopter. 

Witnesses said the helicopter was trying to land when it tumbled to the ground.

The helicopter was being used in a joint partnership between KOMO and KING 5.

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