A woman has walked away from a light plane crash in what authorities have described as an “Easter miracle”.
The aircraft had been doing circuit training at Bankstown Airport when it began falling from about 300 metres before coming down next to a creek near the airport about 11:20am on Monday.
NSW Ambulance Inspector Andrew Keshwan said the woman, aged in her 50s, had been assessed by paramedics and complained of a sore back, but did not want to be transported to hospital.
“Obviously falling from 1,000 feet is a harrowing experience and she was shook up but quite stable,” he said.
“It’s an Easter miracle because not every day you fall out of the sky at 1,000 feet and walk away.”
Inspector Keshwan said the woman had some minor cuts and bruises from walking through thick bushes near the creek.
“But nothing on impact so I was very, very surprised with the minimal injuries she sustained,” he said.