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Plane flips in scary crash

The plane flipped as a result of the crash. Photo: Twitter/Blake Johnson
The plane flipped as a result of the crash. Photo: Twitter/Blake Johnson

A pilot has walked away after a frightening emergency landing ended with him hanging upside down in the cockpit.

Emergency services rushed to Essendon Airport just after 4pm on Wednesday after the light plane crashed.

A light plane has crashed and flipped at Essendon Airport. Picture: 9News
A light plane has crashed and flipped at Essendon Airport. Picture: 9News

Emergency services arrived at the scene to find the Cessna 172 Skyhawk plane flipped on its roof.

The aircraft had also left the runway and come to a stop on the grass nearby.

The pilot, who was the only person on board, had survived the crash.

“The pilot, and sole occupant of the vessel, was checked and cleared by Ambulance Victoria,” a Victoria Police spokesperson said.