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Atlanta Copter Crash Kills Two Police Officers Searching For Missing Boy

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The search for a missing 9-year-old boy turned tragic last night when a police helicopter crashed in Atlanta. The two officers on board the helicopter were killed in the crash. No one on the ground was injured.

According to the Washington Post, the helicopter crashed about 4 miles west of downtown Atlanta. The copter hit a power line as it fell and blacked out several local businesses. Police spokesman Carlos Campos said that the power line was not responsible for the crash.

Campos said:

“It appeared to hit the utility wire on the way down (but) we don’t know what caused it.”

The Associated Press reports that the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were both investigating the cause of the crash.

Police are withholding the names of the two officers killed in the crash until their families can be alerted.

Atlanta Police Chief George Turner said:

“Losing an officer is the most difficult thing a police chief can face. Losing two is an unthinkable tragedy. Our hearts go out to the families of these officers and our thoughts and prayers are with them.”

Campos said that the helicopter was called in last night to aid in the search of a missing boy. Campos said that the boy was later found unharmed.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said:

“We mourn these two brave men and offer our deepest condolences to their families and loved ones.”

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10 Responses to “Atlanta Copter Crash Kills Two Police Officers Searching For Missing Boy”

  1. Anonymous

    That's about the most pathetic post I've ever seen and I am voting for Romney!!

  2. William Dillon

    I'm going to politicize it as well. Two agencies are going to spend millions to find out a screw was loose. Curiosity killed the cat and our economy.

  3. Carol Upton

    My condolences to the famlies and friends of these good men. Regardless of what happened, people have died trying to do good. God bless.

  4. David M Smith

    No body gives a crap about who you're going to vote for… Pay attention! Two guys died searching for a little kid. Can you maybe have the decency to say something about a couple of heros who gave their lives – doing something GOOD!
    Shame on you! You people are an embarassment to the human race.

  5. Tom Cannard

    jeff, your room in hell probly won't have a glass of ice water either, but hey non of us will care anymore about your outcome after death anymore then you cared about two officers who gave thier lives trying to help people who needed them.

  6. Jeff Newton

    HEELOS REQUIRE ALOT OFF MAINTENANCE AND THE FIRST THING THAT GETS CUT IN BAD TIMES IS MAINTENANCE LOOK AT MILITARY OR AIRLINES OR ANY VEHICLES , THE REASON I KNOW THIS IS 25 YEARS IN THIS TYPE OF WORK WITH GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE . THIS IS REALITY PEOPLE. GROW UP. VOTE FOR MIT ROMNEY AND THINGS WILL GET BETTER. THE SEATS ARE FALLING OUT OF AIRLINERS, I FOR ONE KNOW BETTER THAN TO RIDE IN THIS JUNK