Pilot from crashed plane in US pulled to safety moments before train hit

Video shows Los Angeles police officers freeing pilot from plane that had crash-landed on rail tracks

Police in Los Angeles, California, pulled the pilot from a crash-landed Cessna seconds before the aircraft was hit by a train, sending debris flying in all directions.

Dramatic video obtained by Reuters shows several officers freeing the man from the downed plane, which had crashed shortly after takeoff in the Pacoima neighbourhood, according to local media. The officers and pilot were only a few feet away from the tracks when the passing train destroyed the plane.

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