crashes into energy tower (VIDEO)


A small aircraft with two folks on board crashed into an electrical energy pylon, inflicting widespread energy outages in Gaithersburg, Maryland on Sunday night time.

Authorities have managed to contact the pilot and passenger of the aircraft, confirming that each of them are alive following the incident that occurred round 6:15pm native time.

Police have closed off the world and urged residents to remain away, warning that a few of the wires have been nonetheless reside. About an hour later, first responders have been nonetheless working to rescue the victims, who acquired caught within the energy traces dangling round 30 meters (100 ft) within the air. 

“We now have a person involved with them, they appear to be OK right now. Nevertheless they’re in a really precarious state of affairs attributable to the truth that they’re dangling about 100 ft up and all the pieces continues to be energized,” a spokesperson for Montgomery County’s Fireplace & Rescue Service, Pete Piringer, mentioned in a video he recorded on the scene.

The incident left tens of hundreds of properties with out electrical energy all through the northern elements of Montgomery County, the Potomac Electrical Energy Firm has confirmed.

“We now have confirmed {that a} personal aircraft got here into contact with Pepco’s transmission traces in Montgomery County, leading to an outage to roughly 85,000 clients,” the utility mentioned in a tweet.

“We’re awaiting clearance to the scene earlier than crews can start work to stabilize the electrical infrastructure and start restoring service,” the corporate added.

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