KTVK and KNXV Choppers Collide in Midair, Killing Four

News helicopters from KTVK and KNXV crashed after colliding while covering a high-speed police chase.

Officials from the Phoenix Police Department said there were four confirmed fatalities, including KNXV pilot Craig Smith and KNXV photojournalist Rick Krolak.

A second helicopter belonging to KTVK (Channel 3) also crashed into the park near Indian School Road and Central Avenue.

KTVK confirmed pilot Scott Bowerbank and photographer Jim Cox died in the crash.

More details are coming in…

Story links:

KTVK’s coverage of the crash

KNXV’s coverage of the crash

KPNX’s coverage of the crash

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  1. The day after the crash - Lost Remote TV Blog - 28. Jul, 2007

    […] – AZ Central: Colleagues struggle to report emotional news from collision – Stories on Scott Bowerbank, Jim Cox, Rick Krolak and Craig Smith – AP: Arizona crash a first for TV news choppers – KTVK photographer: “Wow, what a punch in the gut” – B-Roll.net: Forum of photographers talking about the crash […]

  2. wfstuff.info » The day after the crash - 28. Jul, 2007

    […] – AZ Central: Colleagues struggle to report emotional news from collision – Stories on Scott Bowerbank, Jim Cox, Rick Krolak and Craig Smith – AP: Arizona crash a first for TV news choppers – KTVK photographer: “Wow, what a punch in the gut” – B-Roll.net: Forum of photographers talking about the crash […]

  3. The day after the crash | Television Blog Online - 28. Jul, 2007

    […] – AZ Central: Colleagues struggle to report emotional news from collision – Stories on Scott Bowerbank, Jim Cox, Rick Krolak and Craig Smith – AP: Arizona crash a first for TV news choppers – KTVK photographer: “Wow, what a punch in the gut” – B-Roll.net: Forum of photographers talking about the crash […]