Video shows plane crash into parked car at Bankstown raceway

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Video shows plane crash into parked car at Bankstown raceway

CCTV footage shows the moment a light plane crashed into a parked car at a Sydney racecourse.

The small Piper 3, which had taken off from Bankstown Aerodome just minutes before losing power, landing and skidding for several metres, and partially crushing a Mazda.

The incident occurred around 11.30am on Saturday, startling customers at the Bankstown Raceway.

Miraculously, no one was injured.

The pilot, believed to be 28, told witnesses he was a newlywed and was expecting a child.

He was treated for shock, but had no major injuries.

Bankstown Raceway operations manager Steve Thurlow told 9 News the pilot had thought he was going to die.

“I felt sorry for him. He said: ‘I just got married and I’ve got a kid on the way’,” Mr Thurlow told 9 News.

“He said ‘I thought to myself, this is it’.”

The owner of the damaged vehicle was inside a nearby club at the time of the incident.

The plane was towed from the scene, with police handing the investigation over to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

The bureau has not yet launched a full-scale investigation.

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