Published: Wed, February 22, 2017
Health Care | By Kelly Miles

Four American Passengers and Pilot Die After Aircraft Crashes Into Melbourne Mall

Four American Passengers and Pilot Die After Aircraft Crashes Into Melbourne Mall

Victoria police are reporting a plane crashed near Melbourne, Australia's Essendon Airport.

Texan Greg Reynolds De Haven, 70, was among the passengers killed - his sister Denelle Wicht told CNN De Haven had been going on a golf outing with some friends during a three-week trip to Australia.

Five people on board a light plane died after it crashed into Essendon DFO shopping centre.

Quartermain, who is the co-owner of Corporate and Leisure Aviation - which owned the plane - has been described on the company's website as someone with over 38 years of charter experience and "an impeccable safety record".

The plane had been bound for King Island in Bass Strait between the mainland and the southern island state of Tasmania.

'Dear friends and family, my handsome athletic big brother was killed today in a plane accident while on his 'once in a lifetime ' trip to Australia, ' she wrote.

"Emergency services are responding to a plane crash into a building near Bulla Road in Essendon Fields". "I am devastated to hear of his passing and my heart and thoughts are with his family".

It comes as the fifth victim of the doomed flight has been identified as 67-year-old Texas retiree John Washburn.

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Tuesday's crash wasn't the first time that tragedy has struck Essendon Airport but thankfully it isn't a common occurrence.

The crash occurred at the DFO shopping centre which caught fire.

The retail complex had not yet opened for the day at the time of accident, and authorities confirmed that no one was inside the building at the time of impact.

Police and paramedics rushed to the crash site at Essendon, where firefighters doused the flames.

Smoke from the plane crash scene could be seen across Melbourne.

While there were no injuries, police said a "number of people who witnessed the incident were treated for shock at the scene".

Witnesses recalled seeing a fireball, explosions and billowing black smoke.

The opposition leader, Bill Shorten, tweeted his condolences. The fourth American's name had not been reported Tuesday morning.

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