Pilot and Passenger Escape Plane Crash after Engine Failure

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Pilot and Passenger Escape Plane Crash after Engine Failure

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Pilot and Passenger Escape Plane Crash after Engine Failure

By Ofonime Essien

Plane Crash

The aircraft was significantly damaged, but the pilot and passenger were miraculously OK.

A pilot and his passenger made a lucky escape after their light plane suffered engine failure and plunged into trees in Sydney’s west.

9NEWS obtained the mayday call the pilot made before he crash-landed the plane near Moondarra Drive in West Hoxton.

He reported engine failure shortly after taking off from Bankstown Airport on a training flight.

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“We have engine failure at Bringelly near two towers. I’m trying to land aircraft in the field near two towers,” he says.

The pilot was left with little option but to glide toward the ground, where the paddock at West Hoxton became his runway.

Speaking with 9NEWS and seemingly in good spirits the pilot said he sustained “some injuries” but was “okay” overall.

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“Thank Jesus we are safe on ground. We had engine failure,” he said.

Emergency services are still at the scene.

The pilot and passenger did not receive any major injuries.

Police and firefighters remain at the scene as Civil Aviation Safety Authority investigators make their way to the crash site.

A police spokeswoman confirmed the aircraft had taken off from Bankstown Airport and was attempting to return there after experiencing engine trouble.

“The pilot was forced to make an emergency landing,” she said.

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Mr. Ofonime A. Essien, is a Helicopter Pilot. He is also a Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA), Oracle Certified Associate (OCA), a Computer Forensics Expert, a Blogger, Web Master, a Writer and an Entrepreneur.

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