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Pilots Hurt When Police Helicopter Crashes in Las Vegas

Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie told NBC station KSNV that both pilots injured in the 1:30 p.m. will be "fine."
Police respond at the scene of a crashed helicopter on a Las Vegas street.
Police respond at the scene of a crashed helicopter on a Las Vegas street.@blazeitfoo

Two Las Vegas police pilots were injured when their helicopter crashed northeast of downtown Wednesday afternoon.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer Laura Meltzer told NBC station KSNV the crash occurred at 1:30 p.m., and that it landed in the street. Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie told the station that he visited both pilots at the hospital, and that both would be "fine."

Photos taken by a resident of the street where the helicopter came down showed the chopper intact, and down in a street next to parked cars.

The last time a Metro helicopter went down was September 2012 during a training flight at North Las Vegas Airport.

Police respond at the scene of a crashed helicopter on a Las Vegas street.@blazeitfoo