KOMO Chopper Crash
Doctors say a man who pulled himself out of his burning car in the aftermath of a fiery March 18 news helicopter crash in Seattle has undergone two surgeries for burns on his torso and arm.
Surveillance footage shows the helicopter taking off from the heliport on top of Fisher Plaza.
As crash investigators begin the task of figuring out what caused the fatal helicopter crash near the Space Needle Tuesday, the local news media is dealing with an unusual situation: reporting on the tragedy while coping with the loss of their colleagues.
Federal investigators plan to reconstruct the wreckage of a fatal helicopter accident to determine what caused the aircraft to crash at a busy intersection near Seattle’s Space Needle, killing two men on board and seriously burning a third on the ground.
A news helicopter crashed into a street and burst into flames Tuesday near Seattle’s Space Needle, killing both people on board, badly injuring a man in a car and sending plumes of black smoke over the city during the morning commute.
The news helicopter had just stopped at a helipad to refuel on its way to another assignment when it crashed and burst into flames yards from the Space Needle in the heart of Seattle, killing the two men on board and seriously injuring a third man who was on fire when he escaped from his car.
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.
The 38-year-old Seattle man who was injured on the ground when the KOMO-TV news helicopter crashed is improving
The city of Seattle will re-examine its policy on helicopter landing pads in response to Tuesday’s fatal crash at a busy downtown intersection.
A news helicopter for KOMO-TV has crashed outside its station near the Seattle Space Needle.