WBZ-TV has learned the helicopter that crashed in Seattle this morning was used in Boston as recently as last year.
The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed to WBZ-TV the tail number on the helicopter involved in the crash matches the one that was used as a shared helicopter by both WBZ-TV and WFXT.
CBS Boston says that the helicopter was used in Boston for 10 years before it was flown to Detroit, the day after Thanksgiving, where it was supposed to be used as backup.
The helicopter, a Eurocopter AS350, was being used while the Seattle station’s regular helicopter was in the shop, according to CBS Seattle.
There’s no word yet on what caused the crash.