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Plane crashes into power lines in Montgomery County of US, area plunges into darkness

A small plane crashed into the power lines in Montgomery County of the United States, leading to power cuts across the region.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Nov 28, 2022 07:11 IST

The electricity cut-off has affected over 90,000 homes and businesses throughout Montgomery County. (Representative image)

By India Today Web Desk: A small plane crashed into the power lines of Montgomery County in the United States’s Maryland on Sunday night, leading to a widespread power outage, the Washington Post reported citing the local authorities.

The electricity cut-off has affected over 90,000 homes and businesses throughout Montgomery County which is equivalent to one-quarter of the county facing the outage. However, no one was injured in the incident.

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The crash took place near a commercial area due to rainy weather, however, the cause remains unknown. One estimate indicates that the plane may have hit lines as high as 10 stories up. That could not be immediately confirmed, the Washington Post reported.

The investigation into the plane crash is underway.

Montgomery County Department of Police took to Twitter and wrote, “A small plane has crashed into power lines in the area of Rothbury Dr & Goshen Rd, taking out power to parts of the county. @mcfrs is on scene. PLEASE AVOID THE AREA, as there are still live wires. #MCPD #MCPNews.”




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