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Atlanta (CNN) -- It started as a helicopter search for a missing 9-year old boy. About two hours later, the police chopper lay in pieces on a city street, two officers were dead and hundreds of northwest Atlanta residents had no power.
The helicopter with two officers on board crashed late Saturday night, just miles from downtown. It was flying low to enable the officers to conduct a more thorough search, according to Atlanta Police Chief George Turner.
"I don't know specifics of what happened in that crash. We believe it is a result of the helicopter," said John Kraft, a spokesman for Georgia Power.
There were no injuries on the ground, but the crash knocked out power to 1,300 Georgia Power customers.
The boy was found safe.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.
I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often in metro areas.