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News choppers crash while covering police pursuit

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PHOENIX - Two helicopters collided in midair and crashed while covering a police pursuit in central Phoenix Friday afternoon, killing at least two people.

Both helicopters were news choppers from local television stations.

KNXV-TV Channel 15 reported that one of the choppers belonged to the station. The other chopper was from KTVT Channel 3 in Phoenix.

Andy McKinney, assignment editor at KTVT Channel 3 in Phoenix, confirmed that one of its news helicopters was involved in the crash.

Channel 3 reported that both the pilot and photographer were killed in the crash.

Both helicopters crashed into Steele Indian School Park and caught fire.

Stay tuned for details as they're made available.

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