FNC was first with the news of the Phoenix chopper crash this afternoon during Studio B with Shepard Smith. FNC’s live footage of the crash was provided by KSAZ, the local FOX affiliate of Phoenix.
Smith: I am 100% sure there are young men and women sitting in newsrooms across this nation, many of whom, just like me, have been in these choppers, and following in Orlando on Interstate 4 or Los Angeles on the 405, and knowing how difficult this is, and what a treacherous position you can be in, and then to watch your colleagues from across town, your friends and your neighbors across town, two choppers down in flames in Phoenix. This will be part of our coverage tonight. Our thoughts and prayers are with our good friends in the Valley of the Sun this afternoon.