Plane crash in melbourne airport 2017

Plane crash in melbourne airport 2017

FOUR US golfing tourists and their pilot died when their chartered plane exploded in a fireball after crashing into Direct Factory Outlet shopping centre on Tuesday.

The crash is likely caused by Catastrophic engine failure.

The Beechcraft B200 King Air clipped the rear of the Spotlight outlet at 9am just metres from the Tullamarine Fwy, killing the five men.

Pilot Max Quartermain, a seasoned pilot with 30 years of experience, made at least one mayday call and tried to return to Essendon Airport moments before the crash.