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Officers pulled an injured pilot from a crashed plane moments before a train slammed into wreckage - Erie News Now

Officers pulled an injured pilot from a crashed plane moments before a train slammed into wreckage - Erie News Now
By Josh Campbell and Melissa Alonso, CNN

News Officers pulled an injured pilot from a crashed plane moments before a train slammed into wreckage Monday, January 10th 2022, 4:28 AM EST Updated: Monday, January 10th 2022, 8:28 AM EST LAPD By Josh Campbell and Melissa Alonso, CNN A commuter train speeding toward them, the police officers rush to the wrecked airplane on the tracks -- its bloodied pilot still inside.The pilot was taken to a regional trauma center, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Fire Department, whose Foothill Division responded in the Pacoima neighborhood.The pilot had taken off from nearby Whiteman Airport before crashing, Breitenfeldt said.Four seconds later, the Metrolink train's horn blasts as it rips through the empty plane, body camera video of the rescue Friday afternoon in a Los Angeles neighborhood shows.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate, Breitenfeldt said.The plane "lost power (and) crashed onto tracks" near Whiteman Airport, LAPD's Operations-Valley Bureau tweeted.

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