A pilot who crashed his ultralight plane into a ferris wheel at Old Bar in 2011 is suing the local council, claiming it should have known its location next to the airstrip would be hazardous for aircraft.
Paul Clarendon Cox was not physically injured when he crashed his Cheetah Sierra 200 into the 20 metre-high Ferris wheel at Old Bar Beach Festival after taking off from the Old Bar airstrip.
A video of the collision filmed by a girl on the ride, Amber Christine Arndell, was played in the NSW Supreme Court on Monday.
Ms Arndell, now 21, says she consequently suffers psychological problems and she's also suing the Greater Taree City Council as well as Mr Cox.
Australian Associated Press