Dashcam video shows fiery plane crash near Seattle

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Dramatic dash cam video shows small plane crash
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Two people were inside this plane as it crashed after taking off near Seattle.

MUKILTEO, Washington -- If you don't believe in miracles, you might after seeing this dramatic video of a plane crash just north of Seattle.

Driver Guanting Li was at a stop light on State Route 525 and Harbour Pointe Boulevard during afternoon rush hour when a plane clipped some power lines and exploded, according to KOMO-TV.

The massive fireball was captured on dashcam. The plane then crashed into some cars and hit a light pole. The single-engined Piper PA32 slid several hundred feet before stopping on its side.

"I'm so lucky," said driver Amanda Hayes, who told KOMO News the plane's wing scraped her car. "I just said, 'Get down!' And before I know it, I could feel the heat on my face... and like the fireball and the wing clipped at the end."

Two people were inside the crashed plane. They survived and only had minor injuries. The people inside the cars the plane hit were okay, too.

The National Transportation Safety Board is now investigating the crash.

Officials told KOMO-TV the quick-thinking pilot lost power at 500 feet, and when he couldn't restart the plane, he turned the plummeting aircraft towards an empty spot on the boulevard.