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Wings fell off pigs: Two officers were rushed to a local hospital Wednesday after the Las Vegas Metro police helicopter they were in went down in a neighborhood near downtown.

Las Vegas Metro police said one of its air units went down near Bonanza Road and 23rd Street on Dec. 31, 2014. (Joe Lybarger/FOX5)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – Two officers were rushed to a local hospital Wednesday after the Las Vegas Metro police helicopter they were in went down in a neighborhood near downtown.

Officer Laura Meltzer with Metro reported a call of the incident at 1:29 p.m. in the area of Bonanza Road and 23rd Street.

The officers on board the air unit were taken to University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Metro urged motorists to avoid the area during its investigation.

Police at the scene said the officers in the helicopter were pursuing a suspect when the crash occurred. The crash is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration. It could be weeks until the cause of the crash is determined, Metro officers said.

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