Plane hit by train after crash landing on railway tracks in California

Plane hit by train after crash landing on railway tracks in California

Plane hit by train after crash landing on railway tracks in California

Written by Asma Hussain

10 Jan, 2022 | 4:40 pm

(News 1st); On Sunday(9), police in Los Angeles, California, rescued the pilot from a crash-landed Cessna which is a small, piston-powered aircraft moments before the plane was slammed by a train, sending debris flying in all directions.

Video footage shows the police officers rescuing the trapped pilot from the small aircraft that had crashed shortly after it took off in the Pacoima neighborhood in Los Angeles, California.

The Los Angeles Police Department(LAPD) posted Videos on Twitter of bodycam footage of officers pulling the bleeding pilot from the plane.

The injured pilot and police officers were just a few feet away from the train tracks when the passing train crashed onto the plane, according to local U.S media.

The pilot is in a stable condition and was treated for cuts and bruises, while one on the train was injured, local U.S media further reported.

The LAPD commended its officers, saying in the tweet they had “displayed heroism and quick action by saving the life of a pilot who made an emergency landing on the railroad tracks.

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