Airplane dangles upside down after crashing into ski lift wires

The plane's 62-year-old pilot was able to escape and wait on the plane's wing for rescuers after the crash in the Italian Alps.
1:35 | 10/09/19

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Transcript for Airplane dangles upside down after crashing into ski lift wires
Now to that incredible high-wire escape. An airplane crashed into ski lift wires left dangling upside down and will reeve has more on that remarkable rescue. Reporter: What an image this small plane dangling by little more than a thread at a ski mountain in northern Italy and rescuers calling it a miracle that the pilot and his passenger survived. This is the surreal aftermath of a plane crash in the Italian alps. The small plane upside down tangled in the wires of a ski lift Sunday. Rescue workers rushing, shimmying across to the survivors. The 62-year-old pilot thrown from the cockpit sitting on the wing waiting for help. A rescuer trying to get to him while not shaking the wires. Inside a 55-year-old passenger. Emergency personnel needing 90 precarious minutes to save them. You cannot see wires very well from an airplane in motion. No matter how big they are. Reporter: Italian officials calling it miraculous the two survived crediting the rescue workers for their inventiveness tying ropes around the men to pull them to safety. Grateful for those cables keeping the plane from plummeting to the ground. The way pilots avoid this sort of thing is knowing where the wires are and that means you study up ahead of time or you have specific knowledge of that airfield. Reporter: Both men shaken but ultimately amazingly unhurt. An Italian official said in a statement that the cause of the crash is under investigation and would not speculate on whether it was due to mechanical failure, human error or some other issue. Well, they're okay. That's all that matters. Unbelievably. Wow. Thank you very much, will. Coming up, we have the

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