A plane ended its flight in an electricity pylon. This impressive crash caused power outages in the region.
In the United States, a small plane carrying two people did not end its flight at the airport or on a landing strip: the machine indeed ended its flight in an electric pylon. On several images taken for the occasion, we can see the small vehicle, badly damaged by the shock, standing in balance very close to the high voltage lines.
Passengers trapped in plane wreckage
This plane crash took place in Maryland, in the eastern United States. For reasons that have not yet been made official at the time these lines are written, a small plane, coming from Westchester County Airport in White Plains, struck an electricity pylon on November 27, around 5:30 p.m. local).
According WTOP News, the two occupants of the vehicle (the pilot and the passenger) did not succumb to the crash, but were seriously injured. After the accident, rescuers went to the scene, and managed to extract the two people from the plane, during an intervention which they described as long and painful. The two victims of the accident were able to be truly rescued the next morning, at 1 a.m.
80,000 people without electricity
Fortunately, the accident did not cause any human loss. Nevertheless, the high voltage lines were damaged, and the crash caused severe power outages (some cables had to be disconnected from service as a safety measure). 80,000 people would thus have been deprived electricity, and several schools had to close their doors on Monday 28 November.