2 Dead, 1 Critical In News Helicopter Crash In Seattle

By Emma Koch - 21Alive

2 Dead, 1 Critical In News Helicopter Crash In Seattle

March 18, 2014 Updated Mar 18, 2014 at 2:05 PM EDT

SEATTLE (21Alive) -- Two people are dead and one person is critically injured after a news helicopter crashed just yards away from the Space Needle.

According to KOMO-TV, the helicopter was apparently coming in for a landing on its rooftop when it may have hit the side of the building and then crashed on several vehicles sitting on Broad Street.

Emergency crews rushed to the scene where one man could be seen running from one of the cars with his sleeve on fire. He was extinguished by officers at the scene.

For more on this story visit ABC affiliate, KOMO-TV for the latest.

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