SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says the scene of a fatal helicopter crash near Seattle’s Space Needle could remain closed for three to five days as investigators probe what happened.
He told a news conference the city will review its helipad policy following Tuesday’s crash that killed the two people in the chopper and badly injured a man in a car. The two who died were a pilot and a former KOMO-TV news photographer.
The KOMO helicopter went down at a busy intersection and hit three vehicles, starting them on fire and spewing burning fuel down the street. The accident site is in a heavily-trafficked area of the city for vehicles and pedestrians.
The mayor says the monorail and Space Needle will also remain closed until officials remove the two bodies.
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