Pilot, passenger walk away after light plane makes emergency landing in Sydney field

Pilot, passenger walk away after light plane makes emergency landing in Sydney field

Pilot, passenger walk away after light plane makes emergency landing in Sydney field

Updated 19 September 2017, 18:15 AEST

The pilot and passenger of a light aircraft escape serious injuries after an emergency landing in a Sydney park, which ended with one wing snapping off and narrowly avoiding homes.

The pilot of a light aircraft and their sole passenger have walked away without serious injuries after an emergency landing in a Sydney park, which ended with one wing snapping off.

Emergency crews were called to Hoxton Park, in the city's western suburbs, just after 3:00pm after the light plane was forced to make an emergency landing.

It came to rest in trees not far from homes in the nearby suburb of West Hoxton.

Police believe the aircraft took off from Bankstown Airport and was returning after experiencing engine trouble.

Pictures showed the plane badly damaged with one wing broken off, after it attempted to land in an open field.

The two 29-year-old men were on a training flight, with one suffering a minor finger injury, police said.

On the mayday call, the pilot can be heard telling Bankstown Airport the plane's engine has failed.

"I'm trying to land the plane in a field, between two towers," he said.

The ABC understands the matter will be investigated by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.

Both occupants were taken to Liverpool Hospital.