Seattle mayor: Crash site could be closed for days

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Photo - Seattle firefighters spray water on a helicopter crash outside KOMO-TV studios in Seattle on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. A KOMO-TV helicopter helicopter crashed into a city street near Seattle's Space Needle, killing two people and critically injuring a person in a car on the ground. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Mike Siegel)  SEATTLE OUT; USA TODAY OUT; MAGS OUT; TELEVISION OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT TO BOTH THE SEATTLE TIMES AND THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Seattle firefighters spray water on a helicopter crash outside KOMO-TV studios in Seattle on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. A KOMO-TV helicopter helicopter crashed into a city street near Seattle's Space Needle, killing two people and critically injuring a person in a car on the ground. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Mike Siegel) SEATTLE OUT; USA TODAY OUT; MAGS OUT; TELEVISION OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT TO BOTH THE SEATTLE TIMES AND THE PHOTOGRAPHER
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SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says the scene of a fatal helicopter crash near Seattle's Space Needle could remain closed for three to five days as investigators probe what happened.

He told a news conference the city will review its helipad policy following Tuesday's crash that killed the two people in the chopper and badly injured a man in a car. The two who died were a pilot and a former KOMO-TV news photographer.

The KOMO helicopter went down at a busy intersection and hit three vehicles, starting them on fire and spewing burning fuel down the street. The accident site is in a heavily-trafficked area of the city for vehicles and pedestrians.

The mayor says the monorail and Space Needle will also remain closed until officials remove the two bodies.

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