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SEATTLE (AP) - Federal investigators plan to reconstruct the wreckage of a fatal helicopter crash to determine what caused the aircraft to fall into a busy intersection near Seattle's Space Needle.

The National Safety Transportation Board's Dennis Hogenson on Wednesday said a team from Illinois-based Helicopters, Inc., which owned the aircraft, is in the state assisting with the probe.

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Investigators are poring over pilot, maintenance and company records, and will recreate the crash scene to look for anomalies. Wreckage from the helicopter has been moved to a hangar about 30 miles south of Seattle.

A preliminary report in expected in several days. A fuller report could take up to a year.

A pilot and a news photographer aboard the KOMO-TV helicopter were killed. A man on the ground was in serious condition Wednesday.

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