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DrongoDriver 20th Feb 2017 22:16

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.

josephfeatherweight 20th Feb 2017 22:18

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.

Pearly White 20th Feb 2017 22:20

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.

Car RAMROD 20th Feb 2017 22:20

EN crash?
 
Mods delete please, other threads started.

Pilotette 20th Feb 2017 22:23


Originally Posted by Car RAMROD (Post 9682510)
Mods delete please, other threads started.

Reports are an Air Ambulance Kingair with 5 POB into the DFO, not good!

Sunfish 20th Feb 2017 22:26

Media reports came in about 5 min ago. Tullamarine freeway closed. Images with lots of black smoke suggests something bigger than a warrior:(

compressor stall 20th Feb 2017 22:26

https://twitter.com/JimmyTraffic has some "info"

Car RAMROD 20th Feb 2017 22:28

Bloody hell.

There's differing reports as to whether it's an ambo or a charter/non ambo plane.

Opso92 20th Feb 2017 22:32

Reports of engine failure at around 100ft D: D:

Desert Flower 20th Feb 2017 22:42


Originally Posted by Car RAMROD (Post 9682521)
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.

Car RAMROD 20th Feb 2017 22:42

Ambulance Vic have stated its not their aircraft.

DJ737 20th Feb 2017 22:43

Possibly VH-ZCR

Pilotette 20th Feb 2017 22:43

Yeah that's what they're saying now DF and that the pilot called MAYDAY engine failure. Terrible

logansi 20th Feb 2017 22:52

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.

RodH 20th Feb 2017 22:52

Five-passenger plane crashes near Melbourne's Essendon Airport - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

fujii 20th Feb 2017 22:58

200 metres from my front door and pointing approximately in my direction.

Car RAMROD 20th Feb 2017 23:05

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 :(

DrongoDriver 20th Feb 2017 23:11

ZCR which went in. Looks like engine failure after takeoff, yaw to the left then cartwheeled in. No survivors unfortunately.

SenZubEanS 20th Feb 2017 23:21

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.

jack11111 20th Feb 2017 23:32

ABC (Australian) News Radio wall to wall coverage at this time.


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