2 officers killed in Atlanta Police helicopter crash

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An Atlanta police helicopter crashed Saturday night, killing both officers onboard, reports the New York Times.

The officers, whose names have not been released, were aiding in the search for a missing 9-year-old boy when their helicopter crashed near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. and Hamilton E. Holmes drives, reports MSNBC.

No one on the ground was injured, and one witness said the intersection was unusually empty at the time of the crash, according to MSNBC.

The missing boy was found safe shortly after the helicopter crashed, reports MSNBC.

Witnesses say they saw the helicopter flying low and clipped on power lines before crashing, reports the New York Times.

"I noticed something falling out of the sky," Ravien Walker, a witness who saw the crash from her car, told MSNBC. "It hit the power line and it hit the ground. It could have fell right on top of my car."

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are still investigating cause of the crash, reports the New York Times.

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