Credit: Seattle Fire Dept. Credit: Seattle Fire Dept.

The Seattle chopper that crashed Tuesday was reportedly used by Boston news stations WBZ-TV and Fox 25, according to local reports.

WBZ-TV reported that the The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the tail number on the Seattle KOMO-TV news helicopter involved in the crash matches a chopper that was shared by both WBZ-TV and WFXT for ten years.


Two people were killed in the crash and another critically injured when the chopper fell from the sky and burst into flames shortly after takeoff. It hit three vehicles and caught fire. One of the news photographers was among the deceased.

It's unclear what caused the crash.

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