2 Dead, Another Injured in News Helicopter Crash in Seattle
This one hits a little too close to home for me. This morning, a helicopter owned by Seattle news station KOMO took off from the roof of Fisher Plaza (home to KOMO), but experienced problems immediately and crashed less than 2 blocks away.
The helicopter crashed into a couple of cars parked on the street, one of which was occupied by a person who is now being treated at a local hospital with, what's being described as, critical injuries. Both passengers in the helicopter were found dead at the scene.
When it crashed, it's fuel tank ruptured and fuel started running down the street, eventually catching fire. The Seattle Fire Department had the entire fire out inside on 30 minutes, and no other damage or injuries are being reported at this time.
My heart goes out to all my colleagues at KOMO this morning. When I was working in Seattle, I had the pleasure of working with them on many occasions. I can't imagine how it must feel to not only report that your coworkers have died in a crash, but to continue to maintain a professional appearance when all you want to do is cry.