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In this image made from video provided by KOMO-TV, smoke rises from the scene of a news helicopter crash outside the KOMO-TV studios near the space needle in Seattle, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Courtesy KOMO-TV)

In this image made from video provided by KOMO-TV, smoke rises from the scene of a news helicopter crash outside the KOMO-TV studios near the space needle in Seattle, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Seattle.

(AP Photo/Courtesy KOMO-TV)

News chopper crashes near Seattle’s Space Needle Add to ...

The Associated Press on Tuesday reported that a news helicopter for KOMO-TV has crashed outside its station near the Seattle Space Needle. At least two were reported dead at the scene, according to the Seattle Fire Department.

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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