An Aero L-39 Albatros ex-fighter jet skidded off the runway during takeoff today at Bankstown Airport, near Sydney. The aircraft is owned by a fighter jet flight experience company which operates out of Bankstown Airport. The gear collapsed during takeoff, and the aircraft skidded off the runway, across a taxiway onto a grass area. A passenger and an ex-military pilot were evacuated from the aircraft due to leaking fuel, luckily without injury. Fire crews used foam to stop the fuel spreading further. The aircraft is still mainly intact. CASA has stated there was a nose gear problem, and the incident is now under investigation to find the cause of the gear failure.
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