Train Smashes Through Downed Plane Moments After Pilot Rescued

Police in Los Angeles pulled a pilot from a plane that had crashed on to train tracks near Whiteman Airport in Pacoima just moments before it collided with an oncoming train on January 9.

This video by Luis Jimenez shows officers carrying the pilot to safety as the train speeds toward the plane with its horn blaring. The officers carrying the pilot get clear seconds before the train smashes through the plane, sending debris flying in all directions. A piece of the aircraft narrowly misses Jimenez.

In a Tweet police said the Foothill Division officers displayed “heroism and quick action” by saving the pilot’s life.

The pilot was transported to a nearby hospital and no other injuries were reported, local media wrote. Credit: Luis Jimenez via Storyful

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