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Two police officers hurt in Vegas Helicopter crash

winni-crashJan. 2, 2015 – LAS VEGAS, Nev. - A Las Vegas police helicopter crashed on a residential street Wednesday and two police officers were taken to a hospital for treatment of moderate injuries, authorities said.


January 2, 2015
By Winnipeg Free Press

Jan. 2, 2015 – LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A Las Vegas police helicopter crashed on a residential street Wednesday and two police officers were taken to a hospital for treatment of moderate injuries, authorities said.

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A man takes photos of the wreckage of a Las Vegas police helicopter Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in Las Vegas. Two officers were hospitalized with injuries from the crash. (AP Photo/John Locher)


It wasn't immediately clear what caused the four-seat MD-500 helicopter to go down just before 1:30 p.m. northeast of downtown Las Vegas.

Police Sgt. John Sheahan said the crash occurred just seven minutes after the aircraft took off from its base at North Las Vegas Airport, about 5 miles from the crash site. The pilot and co-pilot were helping with a search for a stabbing suspect at the time. | READ MORE

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