Bankstown helicopter crash: pilot and instructor survive wreck
- Helicopter crashes in Bankstown
- Pilot and instructor survived
Two people have miraculously survived a helicopter crash in Sydney’s southwest.
The single-engine plane crashed to the ground at Bankstown Airfield, on Airport Avenue, near Marion Street, shortly before 2pm on Thursday.
When the helicopter hit the ground, it rolled onto its side, sustaining massive damage to its propeller and part of the fuselage.
Fire and Rescue NSW immediately sent 10 firefighters and three trucks to the scene.
The pilot and an instructor were able to escape the crash unhurt after paramedics gave them the all clear.
A helicopter fell from the sky shortly before 2pm on Thursday in Sydney’s southwest, suffering massive damage to its propellers and fuselage in the crash landing.
The occupants, a driver and an instructor, were miraculously able to emerge from the wreckage unharmed after paramedics gave them the all-clear.
Fire crews cleaned up a minor fuel spill that had escaped from the downed helicopter and removed fibers from the wreckage, which posed a health risk.
Police are now investigating the circumstances leading to the accident.