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Crews rescue 2 from plane caught in power lines in Maryland

AP News Radio

00:57 sec | 4 months ago

Crews rescue 2 from plane caught in power lines in Maryland

"Investigators are looking into why a small plane crashed in Maryland on Sunday. The small plane had left White Plains New York and was near the Montgomery county, Maryland air park in Gaithersburg, when it crashed into live power lines trapping two people inside and knocking out power to thousands in the area. Before first responders could rescue the two, utility contractors had to disconnect the high tension wires. So it would be safe for the rescuers and responders had to stabilize the plane and then the rescue. Montgomery county fire chief Scott Goldstein. Both patients have been transported from the scene to local area trauma centers. With serious injuries. But both are expected to survive. He talked to W JLA TV, state police identify the two as pilot Patrick Merkel of Washington, D.C., and passenger Janet Williams of Louisiana, both in their 60s. I'm Rita foley

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