Piper Cub Flies into Powerlines

A Piper Cub inadvertently flew into powerlines this weekend near the small Minnesota town of Shakopee. The aircraft became entangled and was left dangling with the pilot, the sole occupant, still inside.

A Scott County, Minnesota Sherrif’s office statement said that at “3:57 p.m. 911 Dispatch received a report of a single engine plane that had collided with a power line, become entangled, and was suspended upside down in the 2500 block of 150th Street West in Louisville Township.”

The powerline was deactivated and the pilot was rescued safely with no reported injuries.

“This incident could have been much worse,” said Sheriff Luke Hennen. “We are grateful the pilot was able to walk away without any injuries.” The FAA will be investigating.