Pilot walks away unscathed from plane crash south of Shakopee

Small airplane suspended from electrical wires south of Shakopee

A Shakopee man walked away unharmed after his single engine plane collided with a power line south of Shakopee around 4 p.m. Saturday.

According to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Thomas Koskovich, 65, was the sole occupant of the plane.

In a press release, the Sheriff’s Office said the plane was traveling south over Louisville Township when it hit a cluster of power lines and became suspended upside down in the 2500 block of 150th Street West. Koskovich was rescued from the plane after the power line was de-energized.

Small airplane suspended from electrical wires south of Shakopee
Photos courtesy Scott County Sheriff’s Office

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

The Sheriff’s Office, Shakopee Fire Department, Allina Ambulance, Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota Valley Electric Company and Xcel Energy all responded to the crash.

The investigation into the crash has been turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration.

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