Traffic was plying as normal day in Washington when people waiting at traffic signal had witnessed the rare view, perhaps the view of their life as they had seen similar scenes in Hollywood movies. The ill-fated plane had taken off from a nearby air field when it grazed power lines causing it to erupt into a fireball before crashing to the ground. Several cars were seen turning around to avoid the crash site. The impact ruptured its fuel tank and ignited the plane. Both the pilot and the passenger had a miraculous escape.