VIDEO: LAPD Saves Pilot Seconds Before Getting Hit By A Train After Making An Emergency Landing

Police pilot train

I’m not sure if you could even write a movie script wilder than this.

A pilot was flying over Los Angeles, when his plane somehow malfunctioned, sending him spiraling down to Earth and coming to rest on train tracks as he was forced to make an emergency landing, according to TMZ.

The accident occurred on Sunday in the Valley, and when police and the fire department responded to the scene, they were made aware that a train was making its way down the tracks.

Sure enough, the officers who were on the scene were quickly able to pull the pilot from the plane, only seconds before the train made contact.

As you can see in the wild footage, the pilot appears to be incredibly disoriented, as his face is covered in blood.

And now, the four officers who saved the unnamed pilot’s life, Damien Castro, Christopher Aboyte, Robert Sherock, and Sgt. Joseph Cavestany, are being hailed as heroes.

The LAPD sent out a tweet saying:

“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.”

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane went down at 2:10 PM, only moments before it departed from the Whiteman Airport, and the train crashed at 2:15 PM, making it even more impressive that first responders were able to remove the pilot so quickly.

The pilot is expecting to make a full recovery from his injuries.

Heroes doing hero things… somebody get these officers a round of beers.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock