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Two confirmed dead in news helicopter crash

Two confirmed dead in news helicopter crash

The wreckage of a news helicopter sits on a city street after crashing Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Seattle. A news helicopter crashed into a city street near Seattle's Space Needle on Tuesday, killing two people, critically injuring a person in a car on the ground and sending plumes of black smoke over the city during the morning rush hour. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Stephen Brashear

SEATTLE (AP) — A news helicopter for KOMO-TV has crashed outside its station near the Seattle Space Needle.

The Seattle Fire Department confirms two people are dead and one person is in critical condition.

The station says the copter was apparently coming in for a landing on its rooftop this 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.

People in the area reported seeing a huge cloud of smoke as firefighters and police responded.

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