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      Two people killed in news helicopter crash near Seattle Space Needle

      Two people were killed when the KOMO news helicopter crashed near the Space Needle in Seattle Tuesday.

      Two people were killed when the KOMO news helicopter crashed near the Space Needle in Seattle Tuesday.

      KOMO said the helicopter 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.

      Two cars and a pickup truck on Broad Street were struck in the crash. Occupants of two vehicles were able to escape without injury, but the driver of a third vehicle was badly burned.

      KOMO reports one man could be seen running from one of the cars with his sleeve on fire.

      Huge flames and black smoke were visible from the wreck.

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      The Seattle Fire Department said two people were found dead in the wreckage.

      KOMO News reports one of the people killed was camera operator Bill Strothman. The second victim has been identified as pilot Gary Pfitzner.

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      Fire crews were able to extinguish flames within 30 minutes, KOMO reports.