Easter miracle


A woman pilot, in her 50s, miraculously walked away from this light plane crash.

Story appeared in: Torch | April 5th, 2018



A PILOT'S escape when she walked away with a few cuts and bruises after her light plane crashed at Bankstown, has been described as an "Easter miracle".
Ambulance paramedics responded to the crash about 11.20am on Monday when the aircraft nosedived into a drainage ditch on the perimeter of Bankstown Airport.
A woman in her 50s - the pilot and the only person on board - managed to get herself out of the plane with assistance from airport personnel.
NSW Ambulance Inspector Andrew Keshwan said the pilot, who was complaining of soreness to the lower back, was assessed at the scene by paramedics. She was not taken to hospital.
"Paramedics responded quickly to reports of the crash, and while we expected the worst, this is a very happy and lucky outcome for the pilot," Insp Keshwan said.
"It is a miracle she has walked away from the wreckage without any injuries."
Inspector Keshwan said the woman had some minor cuts and bruises from walking through thick bushes near the creek.
Fire and Rescue NSW contained spilt fuel in the drain, which flows into the Georges River catchment.
NSW Police are working with investigators from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau and the aircraft will be assessed by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.



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Publication: Torch | Section: News | Author: Mark Kirkland | Story ID: 136079 | Viewcount: 3274

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