Sinclair Expresses Condolences for the Victims of the Seattle News Helicopter Crash and Their Families
Contact: Janene Drafs, General Manager, KOMO
SINCLAIR EXPRESSES CONDOLENCES FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE SEATTLE NEWS HELICOPTER CRASH AND THEIR FAMILIES
BALTIMORE (March 18, 2014) – Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) and its Seattle television station, KOMO (ABC), expressed its deepest condolences for the victims and family members of the news helicopter that crashed in Seattle, WA this morning. The helicopter, owned by Helicopter, Inc., is leased jointly by Sinclair’s television station, KOMO, and Gannett’s television station, KING.
“We are deeply saddened by this tragedy,” commented Janene Drafs, General Manager of KOMO. “The pilot and the photographer who lost their lives were like family to us, here at the station. We are grieving for them, their families and the on-ground victims who were injured in this horrific event. We have arranged for grief counselors for our employees. We also want to thank the first responders, city officials and other in-market television stations that reached out to offer emotional and news support during this time.”
Given this is a current investigation by both the NTSB and FAA, more information will be released as it becomes available.
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television station operators in the country. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.
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