WATCH: Good Samaritan pulls passenger from burning plane

SAN DIEGO - A witness shared dramatic video of a good Samaritan pulling the passenger from a burning plane seconds after it crashed in a California parking lot. 

Jeremy Dunkleberger shot cellphone video that shows thick black smoke billowing from the fiery plane as a good Samaritan bravely risks his life to pull the passenger out of harm's way.

"I didn't think that there was a lot of hope for her," said Dunkleberger. "She was unresponsive, not moving, not breathing, it was pretty bad."

Dunkleberger was one of several people who rushed over after learning a pilot and her passenger were stuck inside.

"There were five, six, seven people that were right there on top of that burning plane with little fire extinguishers … people were assessing wounds and cutting off clothing and putting pressure on things," he said.

Dunkleberger says he knew he had to rush over and help after seeing the pilot trapped inside the plane and was yelling for someone to help her.

"I said, 'We have to get you out of here,'" said Dunkleberger. "She said, 'My leg's broken. It's broken really bad.' I said, 'I know that but we have to get you out of here.' I said, 'The seat behind you is on fire. I need you to take a deep breath and hold your breath.'"

Dunkleberger says he then used a fire extinguisher to put out the flames behind the pilot's seat. He says everyone who helped was heartbroken after learning one of the women did not survive.

He says if it was not for the quick actions of the good Samaritans, another life could have been lost.

"I was impressed with their bravery right away," said Dunkleberger. "It was something I hope to never see again."



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