Helicopter Crashes Near Space Needle in Seattle

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A helicopter has crashed near Seattle's Space Needle. - KOMO-TV NEWS, SEATTLE
  • KOMO-TV News, Seattle
  • A helicopter has crashed near Seattle's Space Needle.

A helicopter has crashed just feet from Seattle's iconic Space Needle, KOMO-TV reports.  

On Tuesday morning, the TV stations's news helicopter struck two cars, causing flames and smoke to plume out of the blast. Fuel flowing from the wreckage caught fire and reportedly burned for a block from the site of the wreckage. 

Fire and police rushed to the scene. One man was seen running from one of the struck cars with his sleeve on fire, which nearby officers helped extinguish. According to the Seattle Times, two people have died as a result of the crash.