Plane crashes into shopping mall in Melbourne, Australia killing all boarded, suspect media reports. The incident took place in the morning hours when a light plane carrying five including the pilot crashed into the rear warehouse of the mall.
As per the reports, the chartered flight Beechcraft B200 King Air left the Essendon Airport for King’s Island of Tasmania at around 9 AM local time. However, soon after the takeoff, an engine failure caused the flight to crash on the shopping mall. The mall was gearing up to open and no casualty has been reported from the shopping mall. Soon after the crash, black smoke was seen high in the sky.
The chartered flight was under the control of Max Quartermain who also owned the flight with his wife. The 63 years old pilot has impeccable safety records reports BBC. However, the Aviation Authority of Victoria has already ordered an inquiry into the catastrophic accident.
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Media reports suggest that locals were in shocks as the plane crashes into shopping mall. The Victoria Police and other authorities have already reached the spot. However, chances of survival for the boarded passengers is bleak. Local media reports suggest that the passengers were US Nationals and were traveling to King’s Island on an unfortunate day.
More reports may emerge soon related to the double engine failure. The Aviation of the main Melbourne Airport is still functional but the Essendon Airport has been closed.