Helicopters collide
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TV helicopters collide

Two television news helicopters fall after colliding today in midair while covering a police pursuit in central Phoenix. Four people -- a pilot and photographer aboard each aircraft -- were killed, police said. KNXV-TV Channel 15 reported that one of the choppers belonged to its station; the other was from KTVK Channel 3. (AJ Alexander AP/The Arizona Republic)
The two TV news helicopters crashed in Indian Steele Park in Phoenix. The collision occurred as the choppers, one from KNXV-TV, the other from KTVK-TV, were broadcasting coverage of police pursuing a truck. Cameras aboard both aircraft were pointed at the ground, so viewers did not witness the accident. (Ross D. Franklin / AP)
Wreckage from one of the two helicopters that collided and then crashed in Phoenix. (Ross D. Franklin / AP)
More wreckage in the Phoenix park where the two news helicopters crashed. (Ross D. Franklin / AP)
Police and firefighters stand near the site where the two news helicopters crashed. (Ross D. Franklin / AP)
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