A small plane crashed into a transmission tower in Maryland Authorities stated that Sunday’s outage brought electricity to around 85,000 customers. Rescuers raced to rescue the two trapped passengers, who were about 100 feet above the ground.
According to Pete Piringer, a spokesperson for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service on Sunday, the pilot and passenger were not seriously injured.
He claimed that authorities had been in As the aircraft dangled, contact was made with both of them in The tower and power lines. Chief Scott Goldstein of the county fire- and rescue service said in A news conference was held on Sunday night in which officials advised the pilot and passenger to preserve their phone’s battery life. in You can communicate with rescuers.
Mr. Piringer claimed that the pilot and his passenger had flown to Montgomery County Airpark in Maryland, which is about 40 miles west-west of Baltimore. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the single-engine Mooney M20J plane had left Westchester County Airport. in Sunday, White Plains, N.Y.
It is still not known what caused the crash. in Montgomery Village, Md. at approximately 5:40 pm. Residents and officials took unusual photos on social media. These images and videos show the plane getting entangled. in Power lines appear to be suspended in The air in A snarling mess of metal.
Crews had devised an emergency plan by Sunday evening at 9:30 PM. Chief Goldstein explained that crews first went up the tower to check that the wires were free of residual power. He said that crews would place cables on the wire to transfer static electricity to ground sources.
The crew will use an assortment of bucket trucks and other equipment. “extraordinarily large crane” Chief Goldstein explained that the only way to get to the aircraft was to secure it to the tower.
“It’s not going to be stable until it’s chained and strapped in place,” Chief Goldstein said. “Any movement, any accidental movement, could make the circumstance worse.”
To make matters more difficult, dense fog in Chief Goldstein indicated that visibility in the area was becoming worsening and that they would be taking measures to address it. “make things more wet and slippery.”
Pepco is the energy company in Maryland Those who were affected by the crash said Twitter It was “awaiting clearance to the scene before crews can begin work to stabilize the electric infrastructure and begin restoring service.”
Piringer claimed that power cuts caused by the crash resulted in problems like stalled elevators, and malfunctioning traffic signals on Sunday night.