Mayor Murray held a press conference this morning to answer questions about the investigation of a television news helicopter that crashed near Seattle Center killing two people and seriously injuring one.
The Mayor opened his press conference saying:
“I just returned from Fisher Plaza where, as you know, a KOMO Air-4 news helicopter crashed at takeoff this morning. Two individuals, both KOMO employees, were tragically killed. In times like this, we’re reminded that the media — like many of us — are also public servants. I met with the family of one of those who is deceased as well as with many of their coworkers. As you can imagine, they are in a state of shock, and they are devastated. On behalf of Seattle, I want to express my deepest condolence to the families of both the victims and to all their colleagues at KOMO. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this incredibly difficult moment. … Our thoughts are also with those who have been injured in the situation.”
Watch the press conference in full here: