Helicopter over Admiral area

6:21 PM: Don’t know why. Let us know if you are seeing ground activity. One texter guesses it might be photographing the West Seattle Runner run we mentioned earlier – otherwise, no fire/police incidents we can find.

8:43 PM: TV-viewing WSB’ers confirm in comments, that’s indeed what it was.

14 Replies to "Helicopter over Admiral area"

  • adi April 15, 2013 (6:23 pm)

    I hear it too. Could it be the run?

  • joey April 15, 2013 (6:23 pm)

    Started out circling over Cali & Andover (roughly) and now looks to be near Hiawatha…..

    • WSB April 15, 2013 (6:37 pm)

      We checked everywhere and there are nI incidents. So I am 99 percent sure it was an attempt to video the WS Runner run. Unfortunately, they likely weren’t thinking about the fact that on today of all days a chopper might cause even more worry than usual.

  • justme April 15, 2013 (6:23 pm)

    Thank you! I was just inquiring myself but they seem to be gone now.

  • brentut5 April 15, 2013 (6:24 pm)

    We’re at Waite and California and it’s been circling for about 5 minutes. I can hear it further off now.

  • janine April 15, 2013 (6:25 pm)

    Just left after hovering over Hiawatha playfield for the last 10 mins.

  • Annelies April 15, 2013 (6:26 pm)

    I’m pretty sure it’s a KOMO 4 helicopter, but they’re not showing anything on the news channel.

  • rb April 15, 2013 (6:28 pm)

    it’s a komo helicopter and it’s gone now

  • mike April 15, 2013 (6:36 pm)

    They should send a TV van next time

  • Stacy April 15, 2013 (6:39 pm)

    Komo News just did a quick piece on the WS Runner event in tribute to the Boston Marathon incident, with an overhead shot, so that theory proved accurate.

  • joey April 15, 2013 (6:41 pm)

    I think you are correct, WSB. Since it started “roughy” near the WS Runner (Cali & Charlestown) and worked their way north.

    My poor kids put the house in lock down, but no worries. Great ideas deserve great coverage.

  • Stephanie April 15, 2013 (6:43 pm)

    I’m watching Komo 4 and it showed a quick view from the air of the runners.

  • Typos? April 15, 2013 (7:17 pm)

    Typos from the WSB? Must be texting and driving;-)

    • WSB April 15, 2013 (7:29 pm)

      Sorry, happens sometimes if news breaks when we are out with only the iPhone … but no, I am not driving.

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