At least two dead in fiery Seattle news helicopter crash

BY newsdesk  March 18, 2014 at 11:28 AM EDT

At least two people are dead after a news helicopter for Seattle television and radio station KOMO crashed and burned atop several vehicles close to the iconic Space Needle Tuesday morning.

The following comes from an update from KOMO:

Two cars were struck in the crash. One man could be seen running from from one of the cars with his sleeve on fire, and he was extinguished by officers at the scene.

Huge flames and plumes of black smoke poured from the burning wreckage. Fuel gushing from the wreckage caught fire and burned for a block from the crash scene.

It was not immediately clear what happened to the helicopter’s crew.

A live stream of the crash site is available here.