Watch: Helicopter Hoists Crashed Plane Out of Woods

A recovery helicopter hoisted a plane out of the trees it crashed into in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, last week.

A flight instructor and his student pilot crash landed onto the treetops shortly after taking off from Tipton Airport Sept. 17.

Rescuers scaled the tall trees to bring the men down to safety.

“The first patient we were able to reach by ground ladder. … He identified himself as a student,” Anne Arundel County Fire Department Capt. Russ Davies said. “The second individual, who was the instructor, was higher up. He was about 50 feet up in the trees. He was out of the reach of our ground ladders. So we used special operations team from Anne Arundel County and Howard County, who performed a rope rescue.”

Both were OK.

Wednesday afternoon the plane was pulled from the treetops and returned a short distance to Tipton.

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