Ware County, Georgia – A small plane pilot nearly escaped a crash landing while getting stuck in power lines. However, he was rescued safely after hanging for two hours.
As per the county Sheriff, the local authorities returned to the report of the incident after 10:00 am.
The County Sheriff said, “about a mile south of the Waycross-Ware County Airport.” the incident occurred.
The authorities reported the safe rescue of the pilot and told the news outlets that he was “responsive”.
In a post uploaded on Facebook, the Sheriff explained why it took them time to rescue the pilot. The post said “Emergency crews have now been able to extricate him from the plane and fully render aid due to first needing to secure the power before rescue efforts can ensue,”
As per the WJXT reports, the plane flew from Ormond Beach, Florida, and was moving towards the nearby Waycross airport.
WJXT posted a video showing Georgia Power crews attempting to save the pilot using a bucket truck as they were trying to lower the plane and using excavators to balance it.
Sharon Oglesby, who captured the rescue video, revealed to WJXT, “You could see him trying to hold his body up because he’s been there for a couple of hours, I know,” and added that, “You can tell he was tired and exhausted and I just kept praying ‘God give him the strength to make it out of there.”
After the rescue, the pilot was taken to the facility as he got a cut on his forehead. However, he was all responsive when he was saved.
Jonathan Daniell, Emergency Management director, told WJXT, “He’s just in a place where he couldn’t get down.” and said, “He knew where he was at, where he was from,”
The video reached the news outlets. The plane was white colored with a red and black check pattern on its wings. It was downward facing while hanging in the power lines.
The Federal Aviation Administration said to Newsweek that it was a “single-engine Marquart 5.” plane. “The plane became caught in the lines. Only the pilot was on board,”
It further said, “The FAA will release the tail number of the aircraft after investigators verify it at the accident site. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate,”