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A KOMO news helicopter crashes outside the television station on March 18, 2014 in Seattle, Wash. (credit: H. Quinn/CBS Seattle)

KOMO Reporter, Witness Talk About Crash [AUDIO]

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.

CBS Seattle–03/19/2014

A KOMO news helicopter crashes outside the television station on March 18, 2014 in Seattle, Wash. (credit: H. Quinn/CBS Seattle)

Investigators Comb Through Crash Site

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.

CBS Seattle–03/19/2014