US police helicopter crashes in Atlanta, 2 dead

Authorities say an Atlanta police helicopter searching for a missing 9-year-old child crashed in the city during the night, killing the two officers aboard.

Atlanta: Authorities say an Atlanta police helicopter searching for a missing 9-year-old child crashed in the city during the night, killing the two officers aboard.

Police spokesman Carlos Campos told a news agency by phone that the helicopter went down about 10:30 pm yesterday at an intersection of two major highways in the city`s northwestern reaches.

Campos said authorities don`t yet know details of the events leading up to the crash. He said authorities were working with federal aviation authorities on the scene. He says no one was hurt or killed on the ground.
A photograph aired on a local TV newscast showed what appeared to be flaming debris in a roadway.

PTI

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