LAS VEGAS -- A Metro Police helicopter crashed in a Las Vegas neighborhood Wednesday afternoon injuring two officers, police said.
The crash occurred at 1:30 p.m. at Bonanza Road and 23rd Street. The helicopter went down in the street, according to Metro.
The officers were transported to University Medical Center, police said. The FAA reports that their injuries aren't life-threatening. No citizens were injured.
"I would say it's some pretty good piloting skills in order not to hit houses, light police or anything else in the area," said Metro Deputy Chief Patrick Neville. "The pilots, from what we saw, did an outstanding job with getting that helicopter down with no injuries or damage to the neighborhood."
Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Bonanza Road is closed between Bruce Street and Eastern Avenue.