By CNN Staff
(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.