A private plane crash lands on the railroad track in the San Fernando Valley and the pilot is too banged up to climb out. Then the cops arrive with about six seconds to spare. This 18 second video is worth watching:
Foothill Division Officers displayed heroism and quick action by saving the life of a pilot who made an emergency landing on the railroad tracks at San Fernando Rd. and Osborne St., just before an oncoming train collided with the aircraft. pic.twitter.com/DDxtGGIIMo
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) January 10, 2022
Here’s a pilot based at that airport’s recreation of the crash. The Youtuber had long ago decided that if his engine died just after takeoff, he would head for the railroad tracks rather than crash into the strip mall at the end of the runway.
Sounds like the crashing pilot made the right decisions.