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The pilot was dragged out of the crashed plane seconds before falling into the wreckage of a commuter train – National | Globalnews.ca

Dramatic video shows the moment Los Angeles police officers pulled a pilot out of a plane crash, seconds before a commuter train collided with a crashed plane on Sunday afternoon.

The pilot was dragged out of the crashed plane seconds before falling into the wreckage of a commuter train - National | Globalnews.ca

Video captured on bodycams showed officers working furiously to remove a bloodied pilot from the cockpit of a bloodied Cessna 172.

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“go Go go!” One of the officers screams, while the others pull the pilot out of the wreckage.

A moment later, a double-decker Metrolink train collides with the plane.

Screengrab / Los Angeles Police Department.

Screengrab / Los Angeles Police Department

The plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Whiteman Airport in the San Fernando Valley, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. It landed on train tracks at a railway crossing.

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Fortunately, there was an LAPD detachment a block away.

“Officers of the Foothill Division displayed gallantry and quick action by saving the life of a pilot who made an emergency landing on the railroad tracks on San Fernando Road. and Osborne St, just before the oncoming train hits the plane,” the LAPD account tweeted.

The Associated Press reports that the pilot was the only person on board the plane and was taken to hospital in an unknown condition. No one else got hurt.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating what caused the plane to crash.

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— With a file from The Associated Press

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