A light aircraft crashed into a power line in Montgomery County, Maryland on Sunday, leaving about 85,000 customers without power. Energy company Pepco announced this on Monday.
“We have confirmed that a private jet crashed into a company’s power lines in Montgomery County, Maryland, causing power outages to approximately 85,000 customers throughout the county,” the company said in a statement posted on its website.
According to the CBS television channel, citing the authorities, there were two people on board the plane. They hung for about seven hours in a stuck plane at a height of 30 m. The pilot and passenger on board the plane were saved. According to a representative of the local fire service, both received serious injuries and hypothermia, they were taken to local hospitals.
“We have restored power to all customers affected by this evening’s incident. We are continuing to stabilize the power infrastructure at the scene and are conducting a full damage assessment before starting repairs,” the company said in its latest announcement.
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