Yet another day, yet another life saved by a Tesla car! While we have reported on a bunch of accidents in the past where Tesla cars including Model X and Model 3 saved the owner's lives, none were as strange as this one. An Indian origin Tesla Model X owner Oniel Kurup from Texas has thanked his Tesla Model X for ‘saving’ him and a passenger as a plane crashed on the electric SUV.
A DEA owned small Cessna plane suffered mid-air mechanical problems and the pilot decided to land it on a public road near Houston. While approaching, the plane got entangled over some power lines before crashing into several vehicles, including Oniel Kurup’s Model X.
Wow, glad they’re ok!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 20, 2018
While one of the three DEA agents was injured, no casualties were reported despite the severity of the crash. Tesla Model X has been awarded the highest safety rating of 5 stars in the U.S. and is one of the most safest SUVs as proved once again. Elon Musk also commented on the incident.
Here’s what Kurup wrote on his Facebook - Many saw this on the news just now. And I'm getting calls with concerns about our saftey. Want to let all my friends and family know that Aarav and I are completely fine.. GOD and this CAR truly saved us today. Not a scratch on us. No one believed me when I called them to let them know a plane crashed into me. Tesla, people thought It was a prank call. Wife laughed at me at first.. Jokes aside, this was a serious matter, I saw my life flash in that minute. A second is all it takes.”
In the past too, musician Zedd thanked Elon Musk for Tesla car saving his life. We reported an incident where a Tesla Model 3 saved the occupants' lives by getting out of the harm’s way.