Mon 28-11-2022 08:37 AM
WASHINGTON, DC, 28th November, 2022 (WAM) — A small plane crashed into high-voltage power lines about 30 miles north of Washington, DC, on Sunday, causing mass outages, with rescue services working into the night to rescue two people on board the aircraft still entangled in the cables, Reuters said.
The aircraft crashed at about 5.30 pm (2230 GMT) in misty and wet conditions in Montgomery Village, Maryland, according to the Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service. It became caught up in live power lines about 100 feet from the ground.
The impact caused power outages to over 120,000 customers, according to Pepco, the Washington-area utility company. Roads were also closed and many traffic lights in the area were out.
Fire officials said two people were alive but trapped inside the plane.