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Pilot rescued from wreckage in LA moments before train hits

Plane vs. Train
Posted at 12:37 PM, Jan 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-10 15:37:18-05

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police body-camera video shows a harrowing rescue in California, where a small plane crashed on railroad tracks shortly after takeoff from a suburban Los Angeles airfield.

The Cessna crashed Sunday afternoon just blocks from a police station.

Four officers disentangled the bloodied pilot from the cockpit and dragged him away moments before a commuter train barreled through and smashed the plane to pieces.

A police sergeant says he requested for trains to be stopped, but there may not have been enough time.

Paramedics took the pilot to a hospital for treatment of injuries.

No other injuries were reported.