An airplane crashed into a high voltage line in the US state of Maryland. Thousands of people were left without electricity after the accident.
An incident that took place in the USA caused many people to be affected. A plane crashed into a high-voltage line shortly after takeoff in the state of Maryland. After the accident, many rescue and fire crews were dispatched to the region. Here are those moments!
After the accident, 88 thousand people were left without electricity
A small plane crashed into a high-voltage line shortly after takeoff in the US state of Maryland. It turned out that thousands of people could not be given electricity after the plane crashed. Pete Piringer, a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service officer, made a statement regarding the issue.
The official said the small plane was suspended at a height of 30 meters after colliding with a high-voltage line in the state city of Gaithersburg. He also explained that they were in contact with the three people on board and that they were in good condition.
Piringer also shared that there was a large-scale power outage, including traffic lights in the region, due to the plane crash in the USA. He also said that about 88,000 people were without electricity. In addition, it was reported that the roads close to the area where the accident occurred were closed by the teams who grounded the power transmission line.
After about 6 hours of rescue work, the pilot and passengers were sent to the hospital in a serious condition. Scott Goldstein, head of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, made some statements about the operation. The president stated that the plane was not stable where it was hanging. “We could have faced a much worse situation in the event of any movement or accident.” used the phrases.
On the other hand, schools in Montgomery county also decided to take a day off due to a power outage. The impact of the accident occurred in hospitals as well as schools. Many operations were also suspended in some hospitals and medical centers in the region due to power outages.