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Family of 4 Survives Small Plane Crash in Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa -- A family of four survived a small plane crash in Des Moines on Saturday morning.

It happened shortly after 10 a.m. along Park Avenue.

The plane was occupied by a husband, wife, and two kids. The husband, who was the pilot, realized shortly after takeoff that the plane wasn't performing correctly.

At which point, according to fire crews, the safety parachute was pulled on the plane and started its descent slowly to the ground. As the plane was floating down, a gust of wind pushed it into power lines before it hit the ground.

The family was able to exit the plane safely after it touched down before fire crews arrived to put the fire out.

Due to the plane hitting power lines, the surrounding area was without power.

The video below is courtesy of Jim Wilson