A pilot’s heart resets after his plane crashes and flips over at a Sydney airport, leaving him stranded for over an hour.
- Man in his 60s revived by paramedics after his plane crashed
- He is in critical condition in hospital after the incident in Sydney.
A pilot was revived after going into cardiac arrest when his plane crashed and capsized on impact at an airport in south-west Sydney.
The four-seater Cirrus plane veered off course as it landed at Bankstown airport at around 3:40 p.m. on Friday.
The pilot, in his 60s, was the only one on board and was trapped in the cockpit for more than an hour.
The pilot went into cardiac arrest after being released, but was revived via CPR.
He was rushed to Liverpool Hospital in critical condition with injuries to his spine, chest, leg and arm.
A pilot is in critical condition in hospital after his plane crashed and capsized on impact at Bankstown airport in south-west Sydney.
The pilot, in his 60s, was the only one on board and was trapped in the cockpit for more than an hour. He went into cardiac arrest after being released, but was able to be revived by CPR. He remains in the hospital in critical condition.
Eight fire trucks responded to the crash and crews had to manage a fuel leak while trying to free the pilot by covering the aircraft in fire retardant foam.
It is understood that the plane had traveled from the Gold Coast and a strong gust of wind was potentially to blame for the crash.
Adam, a pilot at Bankstown Airport, watched the situation unfold.
He told 9News that he almost couldn’t believe what he saw as it all happened so fast.
“I saw three planes coming in to land, then one banked violently to the left and before I knew it I was on the ground,” Adam said.
‘I didn’t believe my eyes at first.’
The Australian Transport Safety Office is investigating the cause of the accident.