Watch: Cockpit camera captures plane crash with 84-year-old pilot

Ruth Doherty
Watch: Cockpit camera captures plane crash with 84-year-old pilot
Watch: Cockpit camera captures plane crash with 84-year-old pilot

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A camera in the cockpit of a plane has captured the moment the aircraft crashed after attempting to land at a private airstrip in the US.

The plane was coming into land in Ida Township, near Detroit, when the landing gear clipped a power line, forcing the plane to nose-dive into a cornfield, according to the Monroe News.

The plane - a KitFox Series 7, similar in size to a Cessna 150- was piloted by Wilbert Matthes, 84, and his grandson co-pilot Ian Zawacki, 20, both of whom escaped with minor injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution.

According to Sgt Jeff Kemp from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, the power line became entangled in the wreckage and caused a number of power cuts in the area.

See the footage below:


The news comes just a week after another aircraft crash was caught on camera from inside the cockpit.

The plane was on its way in to the mountains of Idaho to visit the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area.

All of the four hikers on board miraculously escaped with their lives, with reports suggesting the pilot suffered broken ribs and a collapsed lung.

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