Minnesota pilot rescued after flying into power lines

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SHAKOPEE, MN (Valley News Live) - A Minnesota pilot escaped injury despite flying his plane into power lines.

Around 4 p.m. Saturday, Scott County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a single engine plane that hit a power line, became entangled, and was suspended upside down in the 2500 block of 150th Street West in Louisville Township, south of Shakopee, Minnesota.

Once the power line was de-energized, 65-year-old Thomas Koskovich was rescued from the plane.

Koskovich was the only one in the plane. He was not injured.

“This incident could have been much worse,” said Sheriff Luke Hennen. “We are grateful the pilot was able to walk away without any injuries.”

The investigation into the crash was turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration.