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Pilot trapped after plane crash at Bankstown Airport


(thoughts and prayers with him)

A pilot is in a critical condition after he was trapped inside the wreckage of a light plane after it crashed at Sydney’s Bankstown Airport on Friday afternoon.
A pilot has been rushed to hospital after he was trapped inside the wreckage of his light plane crash on Friday afternoon.

The man was the pilot of a single-engine, four-seater aircraft which came down at around 3.40pm at Sydney’s Bankstown Airport.

He suffered arm, chest, leg and spinal injuries in the crash and was taken to Liverpool Hospital in a critical condition.

“Paramedics performed CPR and succeeded in restarting the man’s heart before taking him to hospital,” Ambulance Inspector Craig Watkins said.

The man in his 60s became trapped after the aircraft flipped on impact.“This was a potentially dangerous scene, with fuel leaking from a light plane that had crashed with one person on board,” Inspector Watkins said.

“Once the scene was made safe by Fire and Rescue NSW, paramedics accessed the patient and began treating him for multiple injuries when he went into cardiac arrest.”Fire crews acted quickly to cover the aircraft in fire retardant foam after a large amount of fuel spilt after the crash.

Eight trucks were on scene with rescue technicians working on freeing the pilot from the cockpit.


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