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      News helicopter crashes, killing two in Seattle

      Two people were killed Tuesday morning when a KOMO news helicopter crashed and burned just feet from the Space Needle.

      Two people were killed Tuesday morning when a Seattle news helicopter crashed and burned just feet from the Space Needle.

      The helicopter belongs to WNWO's sister-station, KOMO-TV, based in Seattle.

      VIEW: Images from scene of helicopter crash Two cars were struck in the crash. One man could be seen running from one of the cars with his sleeve on fire, according to KOMO. The man was extinguished by officers at the scene.

      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.

      WATCH: Live streaming from KOMO News

      People in the area reported seeing a huge cloud of smoke as firefighters and police responded.

      According to our colleagues, two people who were on board the helicopter when it crashed were killed.

      A third person, a 37-year-old man, has been transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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      Our thoughts and prayers are with all of our colleagues at KOMO-TV at this time.