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News helicopter crashes in Seattle

Updated 2:26 PM ET, Tue March 18, 2014
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Caution tape surrounds the charred wreckage of a news helicopter and two vehicles after the helicopter crashed onto a street near Seattle's Space Needle on Tuesday, March 18. Both people inside the helicopter died, and a third person was critically injured on the ground, a spokesman for the Seattle Fire Department said. Elaine Thompson/AP
Norm Mah, assignment editor for CNN affiliate KOMO-TV, gets a hug as he works at the scene of the crash. The crash happened near the KOMO-TV studios, and the helicopter was used by both KOMO and KING, according to KING's website. Stephen Brashear/AP
A piece of the wreckage sits on the ground. The crash occurred on Broad Street, the fire department spokesman said. Stephen Brashear/AP
A burned car is seen next to a piece of the helicopter wreckage. Elaine Thompson/AP
Emergency personnel respond to the scene of the crash. Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times/AP
A car burns at the scene of the crash outside the KOMO-TV studios. Kelly Koopmans/KOMO-TV/AP
Emergency crews respond to the scene. Courtesy KOMO-TV/AP
Smoke rises from the crash site. KIRO-TV/AP