The Los Angeles Police Department released video late Sunday showing officers rescuing a bleeding pilot just minutes before a train struck with his jet stalled on the tracks.
The accident happened about 2:00 p.m. Pacoima is a city in the state of California. According to Fox 5 San Diego, a Cessna 172 single-engine plane landed on Metrolink Antelope Valley line train tracks. Rescue teams arrived on the site seconds before a speeding train collided with the plane, and managed to extract the plane’s pilot.
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. and Osborne St., just before an oncoming train collided with the aircraft. pic.twitter.com/DDxtGGIIMo— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) January 10, 2022
The clip shows officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Foothill Division attempting to free the pilot from the railway tracks at San Fernando Road and Osborne Street. Officers pulled the pilot from the plane approximately 15 feet before impact because he was bleeding profusely from a head injury. The police agency praised the officers’ bravery and quick response for saving the guy.
The pilot’s identity was not immediately revealed, according to the article, but he was sent to a regional trauma clinic for treatment.he was the only person on board.
At Around 2:10 p.m., the Cessna 172 crashed. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane crashed shortly after landing from Whiteman Airport in Pacoima, in the San Fernando Valley.