Pilot rescued after plane gets caught in power lines
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say a 65-year-old pilot escaped injury after his plane hit and became entangled in power lines southwest of the Twin Cities.
Minnesota Public Radio News reports it happened just before 4 p.m. Saturday in Louisville Township, south of Shakopee.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office says the single-engine Piper Cub was suspended upside down after striking the power lines.
Authorities say crews de-energized the lines, allowing pilot Thomas Koskovich, of Shakopee, to be rescued from the plane.
The sheriff’s office says Koskovich was not injured.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.
(Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News, http://www.mprnews.org)
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