Australia: Four tourists from U.S., pilot killed in plane crash

Posted on February 21, 2017 • Filed under: Australia, Tourists Killed, Travel Aviation Mary Papenfuss reported a small plane carrying American tourists to a golf outing crashed in a ball of flames into an Australian shopping mall just seconds after takeoff from Essendon Airport in suburban Melbourne.

All five on board were killed. The mall, next to a freeway, was closed when the plane went down about 9 a.m. Tuesday local time.

The four passengers were all from the U.S., the State Department confirmed to ABC News. The pilot of the chartered plan was Australian. Read Article

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