News helicopter crashes near Space Needle

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.

Photos: News chopper crashes near Space Needle

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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