A news helicopter crashed near the Space Needle in Seattle, hitting two cars as it fell. Fox News is now reporting that one victim may have been taken from the scene in critical condition. The Seattle Fire Department is now reporting that two people died in the news helicopter crash near the Space Needle and several cars remain ablaze.
Photos from the scene shared by local media and on Twitter shows smoke blowing well above the Seattle skyline and multiple cars totally engulfed in flames. KOMO News has now confirmed that the Seattle helicopter crash involved one of their choppers. The helicopter is believed to have crashed near the Space Needle as it was coming in for a rooftop landing. The KOMO chopper reportedly hit the side of the building and fell onto cars parked or driving along Broad Street.
A 37-year-old man was reportedly able to escape his vehicle and has been transported to a local hospital with critical injuries. According to witnesses, the man’s sleeve was on fire and police extinguished the flames. A press conference held by the Seattle Fire Department revealed that only two whole pieces of the helicopter remain at the Seattle Center crash site. White sheets remain in place to protect the remains of the two individuals killed in the Seattle helicopter crash near the Space Needle. The identities of the victim reportedly in critical condition and the two people who died in the crash have not yet been released.
2 DOAs at helicopter crash scene near space needle. pic.twitter.com/JwhBs2nYUF
— Seattle Fire Dept (@SeattleFire) March 18, 2014
— Josh Elliott (@JoshElliottABC) March 18, 2014
NEW: Witness reports KOMO-TV chopper crashed on car, victim got out, bleeding, torn shirt, and on fire. pic.twitter.com/95E2Ewh0fK
— Tim Williams (@realtimwilliams) March 18, 2014
UPDATE: 2 people killed in news helicopter crash near Space Needle in Seattle. Details at http://t.co/hOz3DqD5l5 pic.twitter.com/muEzugK1v2
— FOX5 Vegas KVVU (@FOX5Vegas) March 18, 2014
Check back with The Inquisitr for more details about the Seattle helicopter crash as information becomes available.
[Image Via: KOMO News/ABC]