At-a-glance: Sydney light plane incidents

2010 June – Light plane crashes and explodes at Canley Vale in Sydney’s southwest after taking off from Bankstown Airport.


Two believed to have died.

2009: October – Light plane crash lands at Bankstown Airport. Pilot uninjured. August – Passenger takes control of light plane after pilot passes out. Plane lands safely at Bankstown Airport.

2008 December – Two light planes collide mid-air, sending one smashing into a house in Casula in Sydney’s southwest. Two women, an instructor and trainee pilot killed. Two men in the second plane make successful emergency landing at Bankstown airport.

September – Three die after light plane crashes in rugged terrain in NSW Hunter Valley after leaving Bankstown Airport.

August – Light plane crash lands at Bankstown Airport. Pilot on training flight uninjured.

February – Light plane makes emergency landing at Bankstown Airport after nose wheel collapses. Two on board uninjured.

January – Landing gear on light plane malfunctions on approach to Bankstown Airport. Two on board uninjured.

2007 December – Light plane on training flight from Bankstown Airport crashes in paddock. Trainee pilot and instructor on board uninjured.

August – Light plane crashes at Bankstown Airport after reported undercarriage problems. Pilot uninjured, passenger suffers minor injuries.

February – Light plane crashes in paddock near Hoxton Park Airport en route from Bathurst to Bankstown Airport after mechanical problems. Pilot, passenger escape injury.

January – Light plane bound for Toowoomba crash lands at Bankstown Airport when landing gear collapses at takeoff. All four on board uninjured.

2006 April – Light plane crashes at Bankstown Airport after hitting the ground upside down at high speed. Pilot killed.