Plane with 5 people hits mall in Australia

Author

22 February, 2017

It has been reported - but not confirmed - that the golfers were from the US.

It is believed the plane hit the Spotlight store, but the shopping outlet was not scheduled to open until 10am, so no customers were inside at the time of the crash.

Ash Mayer, a storeman at The Good Guys, felt the crash reverberate through his building.

"I saw the plane flying across the top of the roof and it was shaking", she told The New Daily.

'We were just coming off the off-ramp, we felt just everything shake and a massive explosion and a fireball go up, ' he told AAP.

It took fire crews about 90 minutes to extinguish the flames.

"It just happened so quick", he said. "Staff are being offered counselling".

The plane crashed into the back of two shops, Focus on Furniture and JB Hi Fi, Mr Frewen said.

Professor Stone said the Beechcraft King Air is normally regarded as a very rugged and sturdy aircraft and also has exceptionally long range and performance characteristics.

Flights are being diverted to Melbourne and Avalon Airports.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has launched an investigation into the incident, which is the "worst civil aviation accident in Victoria in 30 years", The Australian reports.

More news: Mikaela Shiffrin wins historic third straight world slalom title

"ATSB will be investigating".

Victoria's Emergency Management Commissioners Craig Lapsley said the state of Victoria had "learned a lot from Bourke Street" tragedy and would use their tragic January event as a sounding board for how they tend to witnesses of tragic events.

"We will have updates available on Twitter, Facebook and on the website as we start to put together information that we can release".

It has rapidly become a must-play destination for golf-lovers.

Cape Wickham Links, one of three golf courses on the island, said everyone it had been expecting on Tuesday had already turned up.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the victims and their families", he said.

The U.S. Embassy in Canberra confirmed that four of the five victims were U.S. citizens.

Essendon Airport has about 50,000 annual plane movements, says Swinburne Aviation department chair Stephen Fankhauser, and only very occasionally there are crashes.

The charter flight was heading to King Island and crashed shortly after take-off at 9:00am.

Vision from the scene shows the aircraft well alight.


More news


  • India set to launch record 104 satellites with single rocket

    India set to launch record 104 satellites with single rocket

    Russia's Dnepr mission holds the current record of 33 satellites launched in 2014, trailed by NASA's 29 the year before. The record for the most satellites launched in a single mission is 37 - by Russian Federation in 2014.
    Branden Albert cut by Dolphins

    Branden Albert cut by Dolphins

    Albert is going to lose his job to Laremy Tunsil , and it seems like Williams has become less and less useful as time goes on. Williams was a major disappointment for Miami after signing a two-year, $17 million contract last year.
    Kathleen Blake and Brandon McGlamery are 2017 James Beard Award semifinalists

    Kathleen Blake and Brandon McGlamery are 2017 James Beard Award semifinalists

    Christensen won the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southeast in 2014 for her work at Poole's Diner in downtown Raleigh. Among the new faces this year for best chef: Midwest are Karen Bell, the chef-owner of Bavette La Boucherie at 330 E.
  • ISIS Proxy in Sinai Fires 2 Rockets at Southern Israel

    It was clear that Liberman's allusion was a response to the recent rocket attack launched from Sinai towards Israeli territories. Monday's attack came a day after ISIS in Sinai accused the IDF of killing four of its militants in a drone strike.

    Mark Clattenburg to continue as Premier League referee until end of season

    Clattenburg, a Fifa referee since 2006, is widely considered to be one of the best officials in world football. Referee Mark Clattenburg will remain in the Premier League for the remainder go the 2016/17 season.

    Pokemon GO to add Johto region Pokemon later this week

    As well as this, there'll be gender-specific variations on certain Pokemon and there'll be new evolutions for Pokemon as well. The biggest ever update to Pokemon Go will arrive this week as 80 new creatures will appear in the augmented reality world.
  • Glenn Dickson, 25, attacked by shark is father of two

    Friends reportedly brought him by boat to shore where ambulance personnel stemmed the bleeding and stabilized his condition. The boat them returned to the mainland, meeting paramedics at the Port Hinchinbrook boat ramp where he was stabilised.
    Three Chelsea youngsters Conte must try vs. Wolves

    Three Chelsea youngsters Conte must try vs. Wolves

    For sure we are in these two competitions, in the league we are doing a great job to stay on top of the table. In England, in the league and in every competition, there doesn't exist an easy game.

    Chicago toddler shot and killed in latest spasm of violence

    He also urged that homicides and shootings in the city of Chicago "has got to stop" following the recent killings of children. Emergency medical personnel were able to revive the boy, for a time, before pronouncing him dead at a nearby hospital.
  • Markos wants to make noise at UFC Fight Night Halifax

    The referee was by all accounts very late with stopping the fight and Browne unnecessarily took shots before it was waived off. After fighting for the second time in a little more than two months, "The Black Beast" is looking for a little time off.

    2 police officers, suspect shot in Whittier

    Aerial images showed the shattered driver side window of a Whittier police cruiser and a rifle on the trunk of another auto . The officers, who had not yet been identified, approached the suspected gunman's auto completely unaware that it was stolen.
    Devos like Trump, A Close Call

    Devos like Trump, A Close Call

    It's a win-win, especially for Latinos and other minorities, who are disproportionately locked into our state's poorest schools. After school activities like theater, music, art - that's always the first to go.