2 Rescued From Plane Stuck in Maryland Power Lines #shorts.

A small plane carrying two people got stuck in live power lines Sunday evening in Maryland, causing widespread power outages in the surrounding county as officials worked to extricate the aircraft and its occupants.

MORE: Fire Chief Scott Goldstein of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue said that both people were extricated from the plane and brought down to the ground after midnight.

This happened after crews from a company called AUI confirmed that there was no power in the lines near the plane, so that it would be safe for rescuers to work.

"It was right at midnight (12amET/0500GMT) when the fire crew, along with AUI's personnel, were at the plane beginning of the tieback operation. That is where they secure the aircraft to the tower itself. That was right at midnight. That was completed at 12:15 hours. At 12:25, the first patient was coming out of the aircraft and coming down to the ground. "The second patient was out and coming down at 12:36."

Goldstein added "both patients have been transported from the scene to local area trauma centers with serious injuries."

(AP)

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