Pilot rescued after plane is caught in power lines near Shakopee

The dramatic scene unfolded on Saturday afternoon.
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The pilot of a single-engine plane had a lucky escape Saturday after his craft became tangled in a power line.

The incident happened in Louisville Township, to the southwest of the Twin Cities in Scott County, with police alerted to the plane's predicament just before 4 p.m. Saturday.

They arrived to find it upside down along the 2500 block of 150th Street West, south of Shakopee.

It emerged that the Piper Cub plan had hit a cluster of power lines as it traveled south, eventually becoming suspended on a guideline.

Responders were able to rescue the pilot after the power lines had been "de-energized," the Scott County Sheriff's Office.

Thepilot, 65-year-old Thomas Koskovich, of Shakopee, didn't suffer any injuries.

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

The incident will now be investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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