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Article from: AAP


Melb Herald Sun


A PILOT escaped injury when his light plane overshot the runway and lost a wing in a crash landing at Sydney's Bankstown airport tooday.


The single-engined plane hit a security fence shortly after landing about 11.45am (AEST), an airport spokeswoman said.


"There was only one person on board the plane, the pilot, and he suffered no injuries," the spokeswoman said.


The airport declined to comment on the cause of the incident.


However, shortly after the incident, a police spokeswoman said it appeared there had been "undercarriage problems" with the plane during landing.


Police said the plane lost a wing during the incident.


The airport spokeswoman said the circumstances of the crash would be investigated by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.



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