3Rd anniversary of chopper crash: Honoring our fallen friends and colleagues

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PHOENIX -- Today marks a tough anniversary for those of us who cover news here in the Valley, particularly for us here at 3TV and our colleagues at KNXV Channel 15.

Three years ago today, our news helicopter and the helicopter from Channel 15 collided in mid-air over Central Phoenix.

NewsChopper 3 pilot Scott Bowerbank and photojournalist Jim Cox died in the crash, as did Channel 15's Craig Smith and Rick Krolak.

The helicopters were covering a police chase when they collided. Both helicopters went down in Steel Indian School Park, which is located at Third Street and Indian School Road. A memorial that was dedicated on the first anniversary of the crash now marks the site.

Today, we honor our friends and colleagues who died doing what they loved.