Plane hit by train after crashing on train tracks in California

Plane hit by train after crashing on train tracks in California

Police in Los Angeles, California, pulled the pilot from a crash-landed Cessna seconds before the Plane hit by train on Sunday, sending debris flying in all directions.

Officers from the LAPD Foothill Division Officers displayed heroism and quick action by saving the life of a pilot who made an emergency landing on the railroad tracks at San Fernando Rd. just before the train demolished the plane.

Dramatic video obtained by WTX News shows several officers freeing the man from the downed plane, which had crashed shortly after takeoff in the Pacoima neighbourhood, according to local media. The officers and pilot are just a few feet away from the tracks when the passing train destroys the plane.

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The moments before the plane hit by train

“The plane had a failed takeoff and landed on the train tracks at a popular intersection,” said Luis Jimenez, the 21-year-old music composer who filmed the video. “Just seconds before impact police officers saved the pilot, and a piece of debris almost hit me.”

The pilot was treated for cuts and bruises and is in a stable condition, according to local media. No one on the train was injured, local media reported.

Video footage posted on Twitter by the Los Angeles Police Department showed bodycam footage of officers pulling the bleeding pilot from the plane.

The department applauded 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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