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King Air down at Essendon?

Old 20th Feb 2017, 21:16
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Air Ambo Incident - Essendon 21/02/17

An Air Ambo plane has just gone down off the end of 17 into the DFO. Fingers crossed for all onboard.

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Old 20th Feb 2017, 21:18
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Crash at YMEN

Just hearing news of an accident at YMEN - apparently Air Ambulance King Air.
May have hit shops. Doesn't look good... Thoughts to those involved.
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Old 20th Feb 2017, 21:20
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King Air down at Essendon?

ABC Radio reporting black smoke from DFO and witnesses claiming they have seen an air ambulance, possibly a King Air, crash immediately after takeoff.
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Old 20th Feb 2017, 21:20
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EN crash?

Mods delete please, other threads started.
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Old 20th Feb 2017, 21:23
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Originally Posted by Car RAMROD View Post
Mods delete please, other threads started.
Reports are an Air Ambulance Kingair with 5 POB into the DFO, not good!
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Old 20th Feb 2017, 21:26
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Media reports came in about 5 min ago. Tullamarine freeway closed. Images with lots of black smoke suggests something bigger than a warrior
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Old 20th Feb 2017, 21:26
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https://twitter.com/JimmyTraffic has some "info"
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Old 20th Feb 2017, 21:28
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Bloody hell.

There's differing reports as to whether it's an ambo or a charter/non ambo plane.
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Old 20th Feb 2017, 21:32
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Reports of engine failure at around 100ft D: D:
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Old 20th Feb 2017, 21:42
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Originally Posted by Car RAMROD View Post
Bloody hell.

There's differing reports as to whether it's an ambo or a charter/non ambo plane.
They're saying now it wasn't an air ambulance, it was a charter aircraft on its way to King Island. I'm thinking it could be ZCR.

DF.

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Old 20th Feb 2017, 21:42
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Ambulance Vic have stated its not their aircraft.
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Old 20th Feb 2017, 21:43
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Possibly VH-ZCR
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Old 20th Feb 2017, 21:43
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Yeah that's what they're saying now DF and that the pilot called MAYDAY engine failure. Terrible
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Old 20th Feb 2017, 21:52
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Yes appears to be VH-ZCR from FlightRadar24. I was at MEL, clearly audible and visible explosion - thought it was a commercial out of here at first.
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Old 20th Feb 2017, 21:58
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200 metres from my front door and pointing approximately in my direction.
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Old 20th Feb 2017, 22:05
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Trying to find the video again but in one of the aerial clips I've seen there was a part that looked like a King Air horizontal stab. But only very little remaining of it.

The Australian now reporting 5 confirmed dead
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Old 20th Feb 2017, 22:11
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ZCR which went in. Looks like engine failure after takeoff, yaw to the left then cartwheeled in. No survivors unfortunately.
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Old 20th Feb 2017, 22:21
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They are not saying confirmed, they are saying feared. Im sure we can all draw the final conclusion but lets not go making incorrect statements on the matter.
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Old 20th Feb 2017, 22:32
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ABC (Australian) News Radio wall to wall coverage at this time.
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