GOOD NEWS VIDEO: Man Rescues Female Pilot From Fiery Plane Crash
Cell phone video captured the heroic actions of a Good Samaritan who jumped in to help a woman escape from a small plane crash in San Diego. A 78-year-old female passenger died in Wednesday's crash, while the pilot survived with serious injuries.
Officials said the pilot would have died if it hadn't been for Jeremy Dunkleberger racing over to the burning wreckage. He said he grabbed a fire extinguisher and told the pilot to hold her breath while he sprayed it on the seat that was burning right behind her.
Watch some of the footage above, and read more on the crash from FOX 5 San Diego:
A single-engine Mooney M20L bounced while landing at Montgomery Field around 5:25 p.m., continued westbound and crashed in the 7000 block of Othello Avenue in the Costco Business and Target parking lot, according to FAA spokesman Ian Gregor.
Both victims were transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital, where the 78-year-old woman died, San Diego police said. Her name was withheld until her family could be notified.
The FAA and NTSB will investigate the accident.