Checking: Helicopter(s) over West Seattle

10:30 PM: Getting various reports of one or possibly two helicopters over north West Seattle – Alki, Admiral – and hearing some closer to us, too. Don’t know yet what they’re doing – there is no obviously correlatory traffic on the scanner.

10:36 PM NOTE: We should note that we did hear a loud sound pre-chopper(s) here above Lincoln Park – and we now have a note from someone who says they called police about what they believed to be gunfire a short time ago on the north end of Lincoln Park. No reports of anyone having been shot anywhere, however.

19 Replies to "Checking: Helicopter(s) over West Seattle"

  • B Wood August 27, 2012 (10:32 pm)

    Keeping us awake at Beach Dr and 61st

  • HelperMonkey August 27, 2012 (10:32 pm)

    Just heard it over Arbor Heights

  • k August 27, 2012 (10:33 pm)

    Sounds a bit like living in LA. Don’t miss that at all.

  • steve August 27, 2012 (10:35 pm)

    10:34 pm now, and all quiet on the western front…I mean side.

  • Carol August 27, 2012 (10:36 pm)

    There was gunfire at the north end of Lincoln Park about 10 min. ago

  • Westbird August 27, 2012 (10:37 pm)

    Over South, West Seattle too. Ocean View/Arbor Heights areas.

  • IA August 27, 2012 (10:37 pm)

    The helicopters are gone now. Not sure what happend. I am a block away from Admiral Way.

  • k August 27, 2012 (10:40 pm)

    No longer flying over Admiral. Quiet now.

  • Neighbor August 27, 2012 (10:49 pm)

    The choppers stopped but now we hear sirens. Findlay and California.

  • d August 27, 2012 (10:52 pm)

    These shootings are insane. The only cracking and explosions I want to hear around the parks and the beach is thunder and lightening.

  • spd'shere August 27, 2012 (10:52 pm)

    Just saw two SPD cruisers heading East on Thistle turn south on 39th at a high rate of speed

  • gina August 28, 2012 (6:14 am)

    Helicopters perhaps filming? I could see one hovering a way back and three in a sort of procession. Roughly following the shoreline.

    • WSB August 28, 2012 (7:35 am)

      Gina – we were just discussing that, since we had that movie shoot at Jack Block earlier – and now we are also speculating wildly that it might have been related to a story we are just back from, a federal search of some kind in High Point this morning that sounds like it is part of something bigger. But my first call during biz hours will be to KCSO to see if Guardian One was up at all (usually it’s on the SPD radio frequencies if it’s out here, and I heard nothing, so I don’t THINK that was it) …

  • Tony August 28, 2012 (8:20 am)

    They looked like the two black OH-58 “Kiowa” obsevational helicopters that KCSO opperates.

  • JG August 28, 2012 (8:51 am)

    Interesting. I heard an explosion around 9 and thought it was the usual random firework that goes off on Alki several times a week. But it did sound a little different than usual.

    I didn’t look at the choppers but they sounded the way they do when they’re hovering over a specific block.

  • Sue August 28, 2012 (10:37 am)

    I spotted a total of 5 of them at one point, all doing various routes around Elliot Bay. Maybe shooting a movie scene?

  • visitor August 28, 2012 (12:56 pm)

    Yes, I saw five, all identical and with red and blue lights…. hovering around Admiral and Alki areas last night.

  • AlkiMom August 28, 2012 (10:21 pm)

    Two more just flew over Alki. Any clue as to why?

  • John August 28, 2012 (10:33 pm)

    They’re back. Saw four at once last night and two, maybe four more tonight.

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