It is a city used to having filming in its streets, but what happened on Sunday afternoon in the Pacoima neighborhood, north of Los Angeles, was real. A scene that seems to have come out of a movie, but has real heroes. City police officers rescued a seriously injured pilot from a crashed plane seconds before a train crashed into it. The man, whose name has not been released by authorities, is recovering from his injuries at a local hospital. Your life is out of danger.
The accident occurred minutes after two in the afternoon on Sunday, when a Cessna 172 plane that had taken flight shortly before at Whiteman airport, in the San Fernando Valley area, ran out of power. The pilot managed to glide for a few seconds and the aircraft touched down again a few meters from the take-off site, at the intersections of the streets of San Fernando Road and Osborne.
A police station was a few meters from the scene of the incident. Four policemen ran towards the craft, which was only manned by the pilot. One of the agents turned on his body camera to record the rescue. The video shows 2:15 p.m. Three agents help the man and try to get him out of the plane destroyed after the crash. The images show that the crew member has his face covered in blood. One more police guard the Metrolink railway tracks. “Come on, come on, come on!” Shouts one of the men as the approaching locomotive honks. The train takes the ship seconds after the police save the pilot’s life. The officers’ names are Damien Castro, Christopher Aboyte, Robert Sherock and Sergeant Joseph Cavestany, according to the Pacoima station.
After the accident, Sergeant Cavestany tried to get Metrolink to suspend service in the area. “Apparently, that didn’t happen,” the uniformed man told reporters. “I am thankful to be alive. I am also grateful that the pilot saved my life, ”added Officer Sherock. At a press conference, Captain Christopher Zine said that in the face of the imminent threat, the elements “maintained their composure at all times and did an amazing job.”
After the onslaught, Metrolink did shut down service to the area to allow firefighters to clear fuel and debris from the scene from the scene. The service returned to normal in the afternoon. Authorities from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are investigating the causes of the accident.
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