2 people injured
(CNN) — A news helicopter crashed Tuesday morning near the Space Needle in Seattle, killing two people and critically injuring another, the Seattle Fire Department said in a tweet.
The injured man, 37, was taken to Harborview Medical Center, CNN affiliate KING reported.
Firefighters and police were responding, and the street contained at least two damaged cars.
The crash appeared to be on Broad Street, near the city landmark, police said.
CNN affiliate KOMO said the helicopter crashed near KOMO’s offices. The helicopter was used by CNN affiliates KOMO and KING, according to KING’s website.
Rich Marriott, a meteorologist for KING, said weather did not appear to have contributed to the crash — visibility was clear and winds were not gusty, he said.
1 crew member being sought
(CNN) —One person died and another was missing after a Navy helicopter carrying a crew of five made an emergency water landing off Virginia Beach during a routine training operation, the Navy said Wednesday.
The fatality appeared to have been among the four crew members of the MH-53E Sea Dragon who were rescued and taken to a hospital with unspecified injuries.
None of the crew have been identified.
The Navy said in a statement that the Coast Guard cutter Shearwater and two MH-60S helicopters were conducting a search-and-rescue effort near Fort Story for the missing person.
The air temperature was 28 degrees and the water temperature was 41 degrees, with 1- to 2-foot seas, said U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Nyx Cangemi.
The helicopter was assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Fourteen (HM-14), which is based at Naval Station Norfolk Chambers Field.
The MH-53E Sea Dragon carries no weapons. It has two pilots and a crew of one to six, depending on its mission, according to the Navy. There were 31 of the aircraft in operation, it said.
Crash happened in coastal area of eastern England
LONDON —A U.S. Air Force Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in a coastal area of eastern England on Tuesday night, an official said, and police said four people are believed to have died in the accident.
Lt. Keenan Kunst at the Royal Air Force station in Lakenheath, Suffolk County, which hosts U.S. Air force units and personnel, said in a telephone interview that the helicopter that crashed was based there. He said authorities are investigating the crash, and he had no more information.
However police in Norfolk County, where the crash occurred in the Cley coastal area, said four people are believed to have died. They have cordoned off the area.
No other information was immediately available.
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