News chopper crash victims remembered as professional team

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Bill Strothman
SEATTLE - Former longtime KOMO News photographer Bill Strothman and pilot Gary Fitzner were identified Tuesday as the two victims killed in the crash of the station's Air 4 news helicopter.

Strothman worked for many years at KOMO News and was well-known to many of the employees.

After retiring from KOMO, he worked as a free-lancer and also as an employee of the helicopter leasing company that operates the KOMO News chopper.

"We all know him as one of the best storytellers to have ever graced the halls of KOMO," said news anchor and reporter Molly Shen

He is survived by his wife Nora, a daughter, and his son Dan Strothman, who also is a KOMO News photojournalist.