He had moved to Sydney from Mumbai in January this year to undertake pilot training at the Sydney Flight Training Centre in Bankstown, Green Valley police said. Last month student Akash Ananth, 24, also from India, was killed on his first solo flight over Melbourne on August 27.
His Cessna 150 clipped another aircraft and crashed into a garage about 20 metres away from a primary school in the south-eastern suburb of Cheltenham. Australian Transport Safety Bureau investigators were expected to examine the Luddenham crash site today.
Green Valley police said the pilot had taken off from Bankstown Airport just after 2.30 pm on Wednesday, Sep 24. The pilot's family in Mumbai has been notified.