Small Plane Crashes in Sydney Suburb
A light plane crashed in a residential area of southwestern Sydney on Tuesday morning, killing the two people on board.
The plane landed outside a primary school, narrowly missing dozens of school children.
Six bystanders were taken to hospital with injuries, while two were being treated for shock, including an eleven-year-old girl.
Witnesses described seeing the plane crash.
"And it shot all the way down the street here, and then it like went up a bit and then it come down again and the landing gear come down and then it hit one of the cross power lines and it then it done like a flip and then blew up in the air and then landed."
"When it hit electric pole there and the second one and then he start on fire and then he land fifty meters later."
Some of the students at the school are being treated for trauma after witnessing the accident.
[Ray King, Superintendant, New South Wales Police]:
"The police immediately evacuated residents from a number of homes and in addition a number of school children and staff from the Canley Vale Public School were removed safely to a nearby park."
The plane became entangled in power lines as it came down, leaving thousands of homes in the area without power.