A single-engine Cessna 172 went down Sunday onto train tracks adjacent to Whiteman Airport in Pacoima, sending the pilot to the hospital.
“I was walking my dog,” said Rocio Duran, a witness. “I saw the police going and saw the plane was down.”
The pilot was the sole occupant on board, and was pulled from the aircraft by bystanders prior to the arrival of firefighters at around 2:10 p.m. Sunday, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey.
The Los Angeles Police Department’s valley bureau tweeted, “… Plane lost power, crashed onto tracks, #LAPD pulled the pilot out just before approaching train collided with the unoccupied plane.”
The dramatic scene at a Metrolink rail crossing in the Pacoima neighborhood of Los Angeles was caught on video by police body cameras:
The pilot was taken to a trauma center by LAFD paramedics. He was treated for cuts and bruises and is in stable condition.
Police said the plane lost power, which caused it to crash on the railroad crossing.
The pilot, who has not been publicly identified.
There were no other reports of injuries.
People who want to defund the police need to see the video above and re-think their opinion!
We are allowing a handful of people to dictate the direction of our country. Teaching hysterics instead of history has paid off for the Marxist movement. Defunding the police is a baby step toward a total takeover of our great country.
Without police officers, who will secure the scenes of carnage and madness for our beloved firefighters?
Defunding the police is an insane idea.