Airplane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre, five killed
BBC – Four US citizens and an Australian pilot have died after their light plane crashed into a shopping centre in Melbourne, Australia.
The charter flight appeared to have had a “catastrophic engine failure” shortly after taking off from the small Essendon Airport, said police.
Despite the destruction, no-one was killed or injured on the ground.
Victoria’s Premier Daniel Andrews said it was the worst civilian aviation accident in the state in 30 years.
“Today is a desperately sad day,” he said.