At 2:45 pm Rescue 61 responded on a technical rescue incident in Adams County, PA as part of the York County Advanced Technical Rescue Team response. Rescue 61 was responding to assist a Fredrick County MD technical rescue team already on site of a plane crash into trees near the Gettysburg Airport just west of Gettysburg Borough.
On arrival personnel from Rescue 61 met up with other York County Technical Rescue Team members from Hanover, Yoe and Dover Township Fire Companies and together worked with the Fredrick County team members. Team member Glenn Jansen, Jr of Dover Twp, a certified tree climber, was able to use both his rope and tree climbing skills to assist personnel in gaining access to and removing the trapped pilot. Once the aircraft was secured in the tree the pilot was lowered to the ground unharmed. A good effort by all Fire, EMS, and Rescue personnel on site.
Photo Credits to Kathy Jansen and Glenn Jansen, Sr.