Pair rescued from plane after crash into power lines

A pilot and passenger were rescued after their plane crashed into power lines and were left dangling in Maryland.
1:25 | 11/29/22

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AFTER THE HOLIDAY WITH US. >>> BACK HERE AT HOME TONIGHT, AND TO THE REMARKABLE RESCUE. A PLANE DANGLING FOR MORE THAN SEVEN HOURS IN POWER LINES IN MARYLAND. THEY HAD TO CAREFULLY GET THE PILOT AND THE PASSENGER OUT. ABC'S GIO BENITEZ COVERS AVIATION. >> Reporter: TONIGHT, THIS TERRIFYING SCENE PLAYING OUT NEARLY 100 FEET IN THE AIR. A SMALL, SINGLE-ENGINE PLANE SLAMMING INTO A TRANSMISSION TOWER SUNDAY NIGHT, AND THEN GETTING STUCK AMID HIGH-TENSION POWER LINES. >> I SAW, LIKE, TWO BIG FLASHES AND I THOUGHT, OH, IT'S JUST LIGHTNING. >> Reporter: ON BOARD, THE PILOT AND ONE PASSENGER ON THEIR WAY FROM WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK, TO MARYLAND'S MONTGOMERY COUNTY AIRPARK, JUST A MILE FROM THE CRASH SITE. THE PILOT'S HAND SEEN GRIPPING THE WINDOW FRAME OF THE DANGLING AIRCRAFT. >> WE TOOK VERY DELIBERATE AND TIME-CONSUMING STEPS TO EFFECT THE RESCUE AND THE REMOVAL OF THOSE TWO FOLKS. >> Reporter: THE CRASH TEMPORARILY SHUTTING DOWN POWER TO NEARLY 120,000 CUSTOMERS AND FORCING THE STATE'S LARGEST SCHOOL DISTRICT TO CANCEL CLASSES TODAY. RESCUERS SPENDING OVER SEVEN HOURS METICULOUSLY WORKING TO SECURE THE AIRCRAFT AND THEN BRING IT DOWN. >> THEY STABILIZED THE PLANE BY THE CRANE, THEN SEGMENTED THE PLANE AND THE ENGINE AS TWO PIECES. >> Reporter: DAVID, ONE PERSON IS STILL IN THE HOSPITAL. AND THE NTSB IS INVESTIGATING TO FIGURE OUT HOW THIS HAPPENED. THEY'RE LOOKING VERY CLOSELY AT LAST NIGHT'S RAIN AND FOG. DAVID? >> INCREDIBLE WORK BY THAT RESCUE T

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