Pilot rescued after plane gets caught in power lines

Published 4:00 pm Thursday, November 28, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS — Authorities said a 65-year-old pilot escaped injury after his plane hit and became entangled in power lines southwest of the Twin Cities.

The incident reportedly happened just before 4 p.m. Saturday in Louisville Township, south of Shakopee.

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office said the single-engine Piper Cub was suspended upside down after striking the power lines.

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Authorities said crews de-energized the lines, allowing pilot Thomas Koskovich of Shakopee to be rescued from the plane.

The sheriff’s office said Koskovich was not injured.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.