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Seattle News Helicopter In Fatal Crash Was A Loaner

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March 18, 2014 AT 12:41 PM
The TV news helicopter that crashed Tuesday in downtown Seattle — killing two people on board and injuring a third person on the ground — was a temporary replacement used while the station's own chopper was in the shop. The helicopter, operated by local television network KOMO, an ABC affiliate, and also used by KING, an NBC affiliate, went down near Seattle's Space Needle about 7:40 a.m.PT. Three vehicles were set ablaze, sending large plumes of smoke into the air.