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Two dead in Seattle news helicopter crash: Officials

Published on Mar 19, 2014 12:41 AM

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Two people were killed Tuesday when a TV news helicopter crashed to the ground on top of at least two cars near a landmark tower in Seattle, officials said.

One other person was critically injured in the crash, which sent a huge plume of black smoke into the sky yards from the West Coast city's Space Needle, a popular tourist attraction.

"The two people that were on board that helicopter .. are both deceased.

We've searched the wreckage, we have not found anybody else," said Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore A 37-year-old man was being treated in hospital for burns, he said.

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