Moment pilots plane flips upside down in field after emergency landing

Insane footage shows a plane flipping upside down after making an emergency landing in a field – but the pilot miraculously survived.

Pilot Vic Pisani was flying over Gympie in Queensland, Australia when his plane's propeller stopped after his engine stalled mid-flight on the morning of June 13.

He was 2,500 feet (762 metres) in the air and had just three minutes to pick a field to land in.

Tradies, Matt Frost and Marty Reinwald, who witnessed the landing filmed the white, light aircraft quickly coming down over the field before flipping over into the dirt of a Kandanga paddock while they were on a cigarette break.

Pisani told the Today Show this morning (June 14): "I selected three fields. One I couldn't get into. The second one looked great but it had livestock all over it so I had to give that one away.

"I had no choice but to put it down where I did next to the house. [It] wasn't probably as terrifying for myself as it was for the people on the ground who thought I might have damaged something."

The witnesses flocked to the pilot's aid as soon as they realised he was in trouble as Frost told the broadcaster: "We were sitting down having a smoko and we could hear Vic's plane flying past and I had a look and then a couple of seconds later, we heard the engines cut.

'We probably watched it for maybe 20 seconds, thinking it might just be a training drill, but after about 30 seconds later, we realised he was in trouble."

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The pair feared that the plane would burst into flames at any moment.

But as they got closer to the wreckage, they saw the pilot making his way out unscathed.

Reinwald claimed: "He seemed in good health almost instantly."

The pilot, who has over 30 years of flying experience, said that the incident was his first-ever emergency landing and appreciated the help from the men on the ground.

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He explained: "Thanks to training, I ticked off all the checklists on the emergency checklist. Those guys were down there in minutes and I much appreciate the help and sorry to scare them.

"Apart from hitting a patch of soft ground and flipping it, which was the resulting crash, it would have been a nice forced landing."

However, he insists that the incident has not deterred him from flying again as he said 'of course' he would want to fly again.

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