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March 19, 2014

Investigators comb scene of deadly chopper crash

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One of them, Denise Whitaker, said on the street shortly after the crash: “It is definitely a tragic scene down here. It is a difficult time for all of us this morning.”

News anchor Dan Lewis described Strothman as someone “who really knew how his pictures could tell a million words.”

“He was just a true gentleman,” Lewis said on the air. “We’re going to miss you guys. And thanks so much for all that you gave to us.”

The Strothman family said in a statement that the former KOMO photographer was a “great man, a kind soul, a devoted husband, a loving father and brother.”

The Seattle Monorail, which runs about 50 yards away, was operating Tuesday morning and passed the scene about 15 seconds before the crash happened, said Thomas Ditty, the monorail’s general manager.

Other cities have experienced helicopter crashes as TV stations rush to cover the news from above major cities.

Two news helicopters collided in midair in Phoenix in 2007 as the aircraft covered a police chase, sending fiery wreckage plummeting onto a park. Four people in the helicopters were killed.

The crash prompted changes at the stations in how they operated their helicopter crews.

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