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US: Small Plane crashes into power lines in Montgomery County, cuts off electricity

United State: A small plane crashed into the power lines of Montgomery County in the United States’s Maryland on Sunday night, leaving the area without power, the Washington Post reported citing the local authorities. No one was injured in the incident.

By Priyanka Verma 
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United State: A small plane crashed into the power lines of Montgomery County in the United States’s Maryland on Sunday night, leaving the area without power, the Washington Post reported citing the local authorities.

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No one was injured in the incident. The electricity cut-off has affected over 90,000 homes and businesses throughout Montgomery County which is equivalent to one-quarter of the county facing the outage.

The official twitter handle of the Montgomery County Department of Police tweeted, “A small plane has crashed into power lines in the area of Rothbury Dr & Goshen Rd, taking out power to parts of the county. @mcfrs is on scene. PLEASE AVOID THE AREA, as there are still live wires.”

According to the report, The crash occurred near a commercial area during rains, but the actual cause is yet to be ascertained. It is estimated the plane may have hit power lines as high as the 10th floor, but it could not be immediately confirmed. The investigation of the plane crash is underway.

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