- Woman was flying solo when she crashed her plane in Sydney’s southwest
- She emerged without serious injury, despite paramedics ‘expecting the worst’
- The Transport and Safety Bureau is deciding whether to investigate the crash
A woman who crashed a plane in Sydney’s southwest has miraculously survived the accident with only minor injuries.
The female pilot, aged in her 50s, was flying solo when the light aircraft went down in a paddock near Bankstown airport at about 11:20am on Monday, Nine News reports.
The plane crashed into a strip of trees along an embankment.
A female pilot was flying solo when her plane went down near Sydneyt’s southwest
The light aircraft crashed into a strip of trees along an embankment near Bankstown airport
Emergency personnel had ‘expected the worst’ upon arriving at the scene, but NSW Ambulance Inspector Andrew Keshwan said his team were relieved to find that the woman was unharmed.
‘It is a miracle she has walked away from the wreckage without any injuries,’ said Keshwan.
‘This is a very happy and lucky outcome for the pilot.’
The woman complained of a sore lower back, but did not need to be taken to hospital.
The Australian Transport and Safety Bureau says it will decide on Tuesday whether to investigate the crash.
Despite emergency personnel expecting the worst, the woman walked away from the crash unscathed – in what NSW Ambulance Inspector Andrew Keshwan calls ‘a miracle’