Small Plane Crashes Into Power lines in Maryland


Melissa Romero Torres, Contributor

        Two people had to be rescued on Sunday after being trapped for nearly seven hours after the plane crashed into the power lines. Officials said that recusing the pilot and passenger was difficult because any power line near the wreckage needed to be tested in person to ensure it wouldn’t harm first respondents or the two board the plane. Montgomery county fire and rescue service said early Monday morning that the pilot and passenger were taken to the hospital with serious injuries but non-life threatening injuries. For the time being, the airplane was lowered to the ground by authorities about three hours later and it was stabilized by a crane. As well as the engine was separated from the plane and taken down individually. At first, the pilot explained that he was relying on the plane’s instruments soon afterward, he claimed there was a fog reported in the area at the time of the crash, but as of now the cause of the crash is still under investigation by officials. In addition according to police “there are no signs of criminal activity or foul play.” The outage affected Montgomery county public Schools announced late Sunday night that its schools and offices would be closed Monday due to the outage’s impact on safety and school operations. Overall, utility Pepco reported that about 120,000 customers were without power. Most of them outside of the crash site had their electricity restored before the people were pulled from the plane..Therefore crews are still working on removing the plane from the power line and hopefully, everything will be resolved.