Pilot Escapes Crashed Plane Seconds before a Train Slams into It

In an action scene worthy of a Michael Bay movie, Los Angeles Police Department officers rescued an injured pilot from his crashed plane just a few seconds before a train hit the plane at high speed, destroying it completely.

The pilot had the bad luck of completing the crash landing of his Cessna on tracks in the Pacoima neighborhood near Whiteman Airport, a general aviation facility, at 2:10 on Sunday afternoon. Those tracks served Metrolink, a commuter rail service in southern California. Although responding police asked Metrolink to stop trains on that stretch, they were unable to communicate the need quickly enough. It was necessarily to pull the pilot out as quickly as possible.

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Here’s a video showing the train impact from a different angle.

-via Super Punch

Source: neatorama

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