A single engine plane became entangled in power lines and suspended upside down south of Shakopee on Saturday, Nov. 23, according to the Scott County Sheriff's Office. At approximately 3:57 p.m., Scott County Sheriff’s Office 911 Dispatch received a report of a single engine plane that had collided with a power line, became entangled, and was suspended upside down in the 2500 block of 150th Street West in Louisville Township.
An initial investigation indicated the plane, a single engine prop Pipe Cub was traveling south, hit a cluster of power lines and became suspended on a guideline, upside down. Once the power line was de-energized, the pilot was rescued from the plane.
The pilot, who was the sole occupant of the plane, was identified as 65-year old Thomas Koskovich of Shakopee. Koskovich did not sustain any injuries as a result of this incident.
“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 Scott County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in this incident by the Shakopee Fire Department, Allina Ambulance, Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota Valley Electric Company, and Xcel Energy Company.
The investigation into the crash was turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration.