Incredible footage shows plane crash off the coast with a miraculous ending

The single-engine Cessna 150 plane was caught on camera flying over the tree line just as the plane attempted an emergency landing
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A homeowner captured incredible footage of a plane crashing in a forest near his Maine home.

The single-engine Cessna 150 plane was caught on camera flying close to the tree line just as the plane attempted an emergency landing, just a mile from the nearest airport.

In the footage, the plane hovers above us before making a rapid turn leading into its final descent.

The crash occurred just before 6 p.m. Thursday evening on Swan’s Island near Bar Harbor.

The single-engine Cessna 150 plane was caught on camera skimming the tree line just as the plane attempted an emergency landing

In the dramatic clip, the branches of the tree line appear to soften the impact of the plane, while the aircraft remains intact upon impact.

In the dramatic clip, the branches of the tree line appear to cushion the plane’s impact, while the plane remains intact upon impact

Just before the crash, the plane narrowly missed a low-hanging power line before crashing into a row of trees.

In the dramatic clip, the branches of the tree line appear to cushion the impact of the plane, while the plane remains intact upon impact.

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“It happened so quickly that it was hard to process at the time,” Meghan Joyce said Fox 22who captured the heartbreaking incident.

“He said he tried to land but realized he couldn’t and tried to take off again,” Joyce said.

In the moments before the crash, the plane narrowly missed a low-hanging power line before eventually hitting a row of trees.

In the moments before the crash, the plane narrowly missed a low-hanging power line before finally crashing into a line of trees

Photos from the accident scene show the plane nearly vertical, with its nose pointed straight toward the ground

Photos from the crash site show the plane nearly vertical with its nose pointed straight into the ground

Photos from the crash site show the plane hanging nearly vertically, with its nose pointed straight into the ground.

Incredibly, the pilot, who was the only person on board, suffered only minor injuries, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.

Joyce said the pilot escaped the wreckage with only a broken nose.

“When I got there he was trying to get out. He said he was fine. I was more upset than he was, he was like, ‘I’m fine, I’m fine, calm down, I’m fine.’ He walked out of the plane, crawled out and walked away from it,” Joyce explained.

Incredibly, the pilot, who was the only person on board, suffered only minor injuries, according to the Hancock County Sheriff's Office.

Incredibly, the pilot, who was the only person on board, was only slightly injured, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office

Unlike the plane's nose, which was apparently intact after the daring maneuver, the pilot escaped the wreckage with a broken nose.

Unlike the plane’s nose, which was apparently intact after the daring maneuver, the pilot escaped the wreckage with a broken nose.

The FAA said the National Transportation Safety Board is now leading the investigation into the crash

The FAA said the National Transportation Safety Board is now leading the investigation into the accident

The FAA said the National Transportation Safety Board is now leading the investigation into the accident.

The woman who captured the harrowing footage says the crash happened less than a mile from a private airport.

FAA records show the plane was registered to Robert Kohut, of Sag Harbor, New York, but based on Swan’s Island, Maine.

“It’s not something I recommend anyone see or experience,” Joyce said.

“But he did a great job.”

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