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Mon Jan 10, 2022, 01:51 PM

Officers rescue pilot seconds before train hits crashed airplane on railroad tracks

Source: USA Today

Officers in California saved a pilot who crashed onto railroad tracks seconds before a train smashed the wreckage into pieces.

On Sunday, a Cessna 172 made an emergency landing around 2 p.m. PT shorty after takeoff from Whiteman Airport in Pacoima, according to the Associated Press.

Two officers from the Los Angeles Police Department can be seen on body camera footage pulling the bloodied pilot to safety moments before the train collided with the aircraft.

"Go, go go!" one of the officers shouted while running away.

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/01/10/plane-hit-by-train-california/9155052002/



A scene you usually only see in a movie. Just amazing they got him out.

(the pilot is a little bloody if that sight bothers anyone)

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Reply Officers rescue pilot seconds before train hits crashed airplane on railroad tracks (Original post)
oldsoftie Jan 2022 OP
secondwind Jan 2022 #1
Guilded Lilly Jan 2022 #2
3auld6phart Jan 2022 #3
ColinC Jan 2022 #4
wryter2000 Jan 2022 #5
Marthe48 Jan 2022 #6
Bayard Jan 2022 #7
oldsoftie Jan 2022 #10
Karadeniz Jan 2022 #8
brooklynite Jan 2022 #9
malthaussen Jan 2022 #11

Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Mon Jan 10, 2022, 01:57 PM

1. Amazing rescue!!!!!

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Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Mon Jan 10, 2022, 02:15 PM

2. Awesome...true heroes.

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Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Mon Jan 10, 2022, 02:22 PM

3. Whooo

That was a near run thing. The officers should gat recognition for
that rescue. Any body hurt?

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Response to 3auld6phart (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 10, 2022, 02:32 PM

4. It appears that nobody but the pilot who crashed, was hurt.

Very impressive.

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Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Mon Jan 10, 2022, 02:34 PM

5. Amazing

Those officers are heroes.

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Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Mon Jan 10, 2022, 02:41 PM

6. My s-i-l is a pilot

He has been a pilot for 20 years, flies for a commercial airline, but just bought a Cessna, mainly to get back and forth to his hub. I don't think I'll show him the video.

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Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Mon Jan 10, 2022, 02:57 PM

7. Holy Crap!!

Shades of, "The Fugitive."

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Response to Bayard (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 10, 2022, 05:51 PM

10. Didnt think about that but exactly like it

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Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Mon Jan 10, 2022, 03:09 PM

8. True heroism!!!!!

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Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Tue Jan 11, 2022, 10:24 AM

11. I'm willing to bet that won't be covered by his insurance.

Still, any landing you walk away from...

-- Mal

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