In February 2017 a group of golfers chartered a small aircraft to fly them from Melbourne to nearby King Island.
10 seconds after take off the plane exploded into a popular shopping centre.
On 21 February 2017 a Beechcraft B200 King Air aircraft operating a charter flight, carrying a pilot and four passengers bound for King Island crashed, just 10 seconds after taking off from Essendon Airport in Melbourne, Australia.
The pilot made mayday calls before the aircraft clipped the roof of the Essendon Direct Factory Outlets (DFO) building, which had not yet begun the day’s trading, and then smashed into the ground a few metres away and burst into flames. It was the worst civil aviation accident in Victoria in 30 years.
Code 1: Minute by Minute – Thursday 2 March, 2023 at 8:30pm on 7 and 7plus