2 dead in Houston news chopper crash

October 13, 2008 10:15:49 AM PDT
KTRK, WPVI's sister station in Houston, says two people died when its news helicopter crashed in a rural area north of Houston. KTRK, an affiliate of ABC, reported Monday that a pilot and a photographer were on their way to a shooting scene in Montgomery County when the chopper crashed.

The station showed video of pieces of the helicopter smashed against a tree in a forested area with part of the station's logo visible on a piece of debris. The crash caused some trees to catch fire near the crash site.

A spokesman for KTRK did not return a call from The Associated Press.

Learn more about KTRK: http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/index