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News helicopter crashes near Space Needle; 2 dead

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SEATTLE (AP) -- Two people were killed when a news helicopter for KOMO-TV crashed outside its station near the Seattle Space Needle, sending clouds of black smoke over the city during the morning rush hour.
   The Seattle Fire Department said in addition to the fatalities, a 37-year-old man who managed to free himself from a car at the accident scene was taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. No other details were immediately available.
   The station says the copter was apparently lifting off from its rooftop Tuesday morning when it possibly hit the side of the building and went down, hitting several vehicles on Broad Street.
   The copter and cars exploded in flames.
   Plumes of black smoke rose from the crash scene as rescue vehicles converged on the area.
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SEATTLE (AP) -- A news helicopter for KOMO-TV has crashed outside its station near the Seattle Space Needle.
   The station says the copter was apparently coming in for a landing on its rooftop Tuesday morning when it possibly hit the side of the building and went down, hitting several vehicles on Broad Street.
   The copter and cars exploded in flames and casualties were reported.
   People in the area reported seeing a huge cloud of smoke as firefighters and police responded.

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