The fiery crash of the single-engine plane was captured on a dashcam video. The pilot, 30, did not report injuries, but two people on the ground had minor injuries, police say.
An Oregon man walked away from the fiery crash of a small plane on a Mukilteo street Tuesday despite hitting several cars, police said.
Two people on the ground reported minor injuries, according to police.
The crash was captured on a driver’s dashcam video, which showed the plane clipping a power line and sending sparks into the air before hitting the ground in a fireball.
The single-engine plane had just taken off from nearby Paine Field airport when it crashed at about 3:30 p.m. at Harbour Pointe Boulevard Southwest and Mukilteo Speedway, according to Mukilteo police.
Police say several cars were damaged in the crash and the subsequent fire.
After striking the power line, the plane hit a traffic signal, rupturing a fuel cell and sparking a car fire, police said. After hitting the street the plane skidded to a stop at Harbour Pointe Boulevard Southwest east of Cyrus Way.
The Snohomish County Public Utilities District said the crash also caused a widespread but brief power outage in the area.
The 30-year-old pilot did not report injuries, police said.
The Piper PA-32-260 is registered to Klamath Aviation LLC, in Klamath Falls, Ore., which appears to be owned by Justin Dunaway, a pilot registered with the Federal Aviation Administration.
“We don’t want to talk about it right now,” said a man who answered a mobile phone listed to Dunaway on Wednesday morning.
The crash is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board.
Mukilteo Police Chief Cheol Kang praised emergency responders.
“The quick response from our first responders and partner agencies was critical to providing immediate aid to all involved parties and containing the crash scene for investigation,” he said in a news release.