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Watch police rescue pilot seconds before Metrolink train slams into crashed plane

Video still of plane being hit by train
This video still shows officers rescuing a man from a crashed plane seconds before a Metrolink train collides with the aircraft.
(Los Angeles Police Department)

Los Angeles Police Department officers in Pacoima rescued a pilot from a crashed plane just moments before a train slammed into the aircraft Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

The single-engine Cessna crashed onto the train tracks at San Fernando and Osborne streets about 2 p.m., LAPD Officer Antonio Delatorre said. Shortly after, officers from LAPD’s Foothill Division pulled a bloodied man in his 70s from the cockpit, according to Delatorre.

A video shared by LAPD shows a Metrolink train hitting the plane just seconds after the rescue.

The plane crashed after losing power, according to a tweet posted by the LAPD Valley Bureau.

The pilot was taken to a hospital and was in stable condition as of 8 p.m., authorities said. No other injuries were reported.


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