US police pull crashed pilot from path of speeding train

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Los Angeles (AFP) – A pilot was pulled to safety from his downed plane seconds before it was smashed to pieces by a speeding train in California, police said Monday. In bodycam footage, the bloodied pilot can be seen trapped in his cockpit as Los Angeles police officers desperately work to free him. The video shows the frantic race against time as the train hurtles down the tracks towards the stranded plane. The officers manage to yank the pilot free, and drag him along the road away from the level crossing, shouting “Go! Go! Go! Go! Go!” as the train — its horn blaring — crashes into the pl…

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