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SHOTLIST:ABC POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLYSeattle - March 18, 20141. SOUNDBITE (English) Dennis Hogenson, Deputy regional chief of the western pacific region of the NTSB"I want to start by just offering the board's condolences to the family and the friends of the victims and the injured."++SOTs separated by black++2. SOUNDBITE (English) Dennis Hogenson, Deputy regional chief of the western pacific region of the NTSB"shortly after arriving we interviewed witnesses and learned that the helicopter was on an earlier mission, had returned to this area to refuel... shortly after they refueled they departed. A witness described as the helicopter lifted off from the building and began to rotate counterclockwise and subsequently crashed."++SOTs separated by black++3. SOUNDBITE (English) Dennis Hogenson, Deputy regional chief of the western pacific region of the NTSB"Right now we're looking at everything we're looking at the environment, the weather, the operator, the pilot, the operators in the helicopter as well as the helicopter itself, as well as the background of all of the above."++SOTs separated by black++4. SOUNDBITE (English) Dennis Hogenson, Deputy regional chief of the western pacific region of the NTSB"at this point our concern is just getting everything documented and getting this intersection open"++SOTs separated by black++5. SOUNDBITE (English) Dennis Hogenson, Deputy regional chief of the western pacific region of the NTSB"We have a witness report that says shortly after liftoff the helicopter did begin to rotate"++SOTs separated by black++6. SOUNDBITE (English) Dennis Hogenson, Deputy regional chief of the western pacific region of the NTSB"We have witness accounts that said there was an unusual noise coming from the helicopter during the time of departure"7. Wide shot of press conference as Hogenson walks awaySTORYLINE:A federal official says witnesses reported hearing unusual noises from a KOMO-TV news helicopter before it crashed Tuesday, killing two people on board and injuring a third on the ground.The National Transportation Safety Board's Dennis Hogenson says investigators are examining all possibilities as they look for what caused the crash. He says witnesses also reported seeing the aircraft rotate before it hit the ground.Hogenson says investigators are working to document the scene and clear the wreckage. A preliminary report is expected in five days, followed by a fuller report with a probable cause in up to a year.Officials will be looking at mechanical, environmental, pilot and other issues as they investigate the crash.