Four men died when two light aircraft collided in mid-air and crashed among homes in the Sydney suburb of Bass Hill on Wednesday (13 March).
GV Wreckage tilt up to damaged house
SV Firemen hosing wreckage tilt down to plane wreckage and up to policemen
SV Wreckage of plane wing
SV Part of wreckage hanging on fence
CU Plane wreckage ZOOM OUT TO GV of shrubs
SV Firemen ZOOM INTO CU wreckage
GV PAN Wrecked house and firemen tilt down to smashed tree
MV & SV TILT UP Damaged interior of house
GV Firemen and part of wrecked aircraft
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Background: Four men died when two light aircraft collided in mid-air and crashed among homes in the Sydney suburb of Bass Hill on Wednesday (13 March).
One of the aircraft, a Piper Comanche, with three of the victims aboard, plunged into a small cottage occupied by a young mother and her three children. They all escaped without injury.
The other aircraft, a de Havilland Dove, with only the pilot on board, smashed into a local bakery.
Eye witnesses said the aircraft collided at an altitude of about 750 feet (230 metres) over Bankstown Airport in Sydney's western suburbs.