It happened a short distance from the base of the Los Angeles Police Department on Osborne Street, near Whiteman Airport.
The pilot was the only one on board, and he was ejected from the plane – just minutes before the train crashed. Los Angeles Police Department The incident was recorded on the body camera while it was going on Shows officers pulling the pilot safely.
Heart-freezing recovery! #LAPD Mountain Brigade officers pulled the pilot of a small plane out after it was lowered from his plane. The plane landed on the MetroLong route # பகோய்மா. Minutes after the rescue, a train collided with the wreckage. 11pm @ ABC7 pic.twitter.com/r3xr2rSavu
– Amy Powell (abc7amy) January 10, 2022
According to a tweet from the LAPD Valley Bureau, the plane lost power and crashed into the tracks.
Pogoima, k. Whiteman Airport:
Plane crash on Osborne / SF road
The plane lost power and crashed into the tracks. #LAPD The pilot pulled out before approaching the train and collided with the unmanned aircraft
– LAPD Activities-Valley Bureau (@LAPDOVB) January 9, 2022
The pilot was taken to hospital unidentified. No other injuries.
The damaged plane was on or near the Metrolink Antelope Valley Line railroad tracks and all train movement in the area was blocked, the LAFD added. One or more lanes of San Fernando Road and Osborne Street were closed in the area, while crews investigated and cleaned up the crash.
The incident is under investigation.
City News Service, Inc. reported the report.
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