View Full Version : Air Ambulance King air down at Essendon

Buster Hyman
20th Feb 2017, 21:24
Early reports of engine failure at take off, crashed into DFO.

I'm a tad concerned for one of our regulars here...:sad:

20th Feb 2017, 21:37
Latest info seem to say that it's NOT an Air Ambulance but rather a private charter.

20th Feb 2017, 21:38
news.com.au (http://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/plane-crash-at-melbourne-airport/news-story/96278ddf2d5cb871f6bad77a17a0d331)

News story about it.

20th Feb 2017, 21:39
Ambulance Victoria have confirmed in a statement that it is not an Ambulance Victoria aircraft.

Mainstream media at it again, jumping the gun and all. Possibly a Kind Island charter flight? Either way - terrible news

Down and Welded
20th Feb 2017, 21:39
Reported by witnesses as being a KingAir climbed to about 100ft, then turned left and descended into the DFO. Not clear if air ambulance or charter. Being told 5 pax on board. Also, seems the DFO was not yet open... let's hope casualties on the ground are nol or minimal.

20th Feb 2017, 21:39
Horrendous crash, explosion clearly audible and seen from tarmac at Tulla. At first I thought it was out of here.

Also looking at Flightradar24 it appears it may have been VH-ZCR NOT an air ambulance

Senior Pilot
20th Feb 2017, 21:49

Thread in Pacific and GA.