MOSCOW, Feb 21 (PNA/Sputnik) — A plane has crashed into a shopping mall after takeoff from Essendon Airport in Melbourne.
A small plane has crashed into a DFO (Direct Factory Outlet) shopping mall after takeoff from Essendon Airport, according to witnesses reports.
According to witnesses there was a fiery explosion and thick plumes of black smoke coming from the crash site.
Victoria Police Minister said that the aircraft could carry as many as five people. There were no immediate reports on casualties.
The crashed plane reportedly was a charter Beechcraft B200 Super King Air attempting to take off for a flight to King Island.