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This Plane Crash Is Both Spectacular and, Thankfully, Injury-Free

Fireballs.

The video above was shot on May 3 by a dashboard camera belonging to Guanting Li. That, indeed, is a plane hitting some power lines and then crashing onto the street in Mukilteo, Washington, about 25 miles north of Seattle.

According to the Seattle Times, there were no injuries—despite the fireballs and the aircraft ending up in a crumple that looked like this:

The downed plane.
The downed plane. Mukilteo Police Department/Public Domain

The plane took off from nearby Paine Field at 3:30 p.m. and lost power shortly thereafter, according to Q13. The pilot tried to land on an empty street, but instead clipped some power lines and ruptured a fuel cell. Still, everyone, including the lone passenger, walked away.

“It looks like [the pilot] did an incredible job,” one witness told Q13.