By Jericka Duncan
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (CBS) – Authorities say a pilot crashed his twin engine fixed-wing plane into power lines along a road in Doylestown, Bucks County Saturday morning.
This happened shortly after the plane took off from Doylestown Airport around 11:45 a.m. near the intersection of Routes 313 and 611.
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“You just saw a whole bunch of smoke and the tail end of the plane hanging on to wires,” witness Neli Genner said. “I was driving down N. Main Street and seen a bunch of power lines go down and about to spark and nearly hit a few cars.”
Genner was one of hundreds of people who witnessed the aftermath, which included pieces from the plane, scattered about the grass. Genner says several people came to the aid of the pilot:
“I was talking to people at the scene who sad the pilot was on fire and was being pulled from the plane.”
Emergency officials flew the pilot to Temple University Hospital. Authorities have not released his name or condition.
PECO says there were about 150 outages earlier Saturday due to the crash. The highway was shutdown for hours, but has now reopened.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating. Right now, it would only say that the twin engine plane departed runway 23 at Doylestown Airport and crashed on the southwest side of the Intersection.