Channel 3 and Channel 15 (Phoenix, AZ) Informative - Good men killed
PHOENIX, ARIZONA -- Just a couple of hours ago, during a police chase of a truck, the news helicopters of Channel 3 KTVK and Channel 15 KNXV collided over Steele Indian School Park, and fell into the park, with the loss of both pilots and both photographers. The ciminal the police were pursuing is barricaded in a home, and when finally taken into custody, will be held responsible for the deaths, along with many other charges. The pilot of the Channel 15 chopper reported an unknown problem just before the crash, and it is specualtion that the engine failed and the Channel 15 chopper came down on top of the Channel 3 chopper. When you have 5 news choppers plus 3 or 4 police helicopters in a situation like this, it can get very dangerous, and unfortunately bad thing do happen. They are reporting right now that the situation is over, and the criminal is in custody. He had rammed several police cars during the pursuit, and was in a large truck.