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Pilot trapped in wreckage of light plane after it flipped on runway



A pilot is trapped in the wreckage of a light plane after it crashed and flipped at Bankstown airport in South West Sydney this afternoon.

The single-engine, four-seater aircraft came down at the airport around 3.40pm.

The plane flipped on impact and trapped the male pilot, and a large amount of fuel spilled from the plane, Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said.

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Eight fire trucks are on the scene and crews have covered the aircraft in fire retardant foam as they work to free the pilot.

NSW Ambulance paramedics are on standby to stabilise the man, who is suspected of having leg injuries.

It's not yet clear what caused the crash.

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