Two people were killed in the incident, and a third is in a critical condition after managing to pull himself from his car.
2 DOAs at helicopter crash scene near space needle. pic.twitter.com/JwhBs2nYUF— Seattle Fire Dept (@SeattleFire) March 18, 2014
The crash happened in the 400 block of Broad Street next to Fisher Plaza close to the Space Needle.
KOMO said the aircraft was attempting to take off when it crashed sending a huge plume of smoke up into the Seattle sky.
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Watched as the helicopter fell right past my window. Horrifying. pic.twitter.com/Nwpf3pqaTY— Michael Harthorne (@MHarthorneKOMO) March 18, 2014
An earlier shot immediately after the crash. The white car was able to drive off before flames spread. pic.twitter.com/KNx7ybJS0O— Michael Harthorne (@MHarthorneKOMO) March 18, 2014