A news helicopter for KOMO-TV has crashed outside its station near the Seattle Space Needle.
KOMO, our sister station in Seattle says at least two people have died. They have been identified as pilot Gary Pftizner and Bill Strothman, who was also employed by the helicopter company.
The station says the copter was apparently coming in for a landing on its rooftop Tuesday morning when it possibly hit the side of the building and went down, hitting several vehicles on Broad Street.
The copter and cars exploded in flames and casualties were reported. KOMO says at least three vehicles were hit.
People in the area reported seeing a huge cloud of smoke as firefighters and police responded.
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