Five confirmed dead in Australia plane crash

By REUTERS
February 21, 2017 06:44
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SYDNEY, Feb 21 - Five people were killed on Tuesday when a small plane crashed into the roof of a shopping mall after taking off from an airfield outside Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city, police said.

The twin-turboprop Beechcraft King Air plane suffered engine failure and crashed into the mall near the end of the runway at Essendon Airport, Victoria state police assistant commissioner Stephen Leane told reporters in Melbourne.


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