(KING/NBC News) A driver’s dashboard camera was rolling when a small plane crashed through power lines and onto a highway Tuesday in Mukilteo, Washington.
The single-engine Piper PA32 crashed around 3:30 p.m., immediately after taking off the runway at Paine Field, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
“Maybe 500-1,000 feet off the ground, they experienced an engine anomaly,” said Tom Little, an investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board.
Officer Myron Davis with Mukilteo Police said the plane first hit power lines.
“It struck the light pole where it erupted a fuel cell. It spilled fuel onto the roadway, onto a vehicle which ignited,” said Officer Davis.
Amanda Hayes says her work vehicle was scratched by a wing of the plane.
“We definitely felt the fireball as it went over the van,” said Hayes. “I’m just thankful to be here.”
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