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Offline nick-mel

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KingAir 200 crashes into shopping centre in Melbourne Aus.
« on: February 21, 2017, 01:59:33 AM »
Shortly after 9am local time this mronig (Tues 21/2/17), a private charter KingAir-200 (VH-ZCR) crashed after takeoff leaving Essendon Airport on runway 17.

Appears to have suffered an engine failure on takeoff and failed to maintain any altitude.
Crashed into the roof of a new section of a large shopping centre.
4 USA residents who were passengers on a golfing trip plus the pilot were killed. No injuries reported on the ground.

Smoke plume was visible from around 20km's away.

ATSB Investigation link
http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2017/aair/ao-2017-024/

Link to news articles.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-21/five-passenger-plane-crashes-near-melbournes-essendon-airport/8288964
http://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/plane-crash-at-melbourne-airport/news-story/96278ddf2d5cb871f6bad77a17a0d331

Google Maps link to the point of impact

https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-37.734847,144.9047519,605m/data=!3m1!1e3

Another 30 metres and it would have impacted across an 8 lane freeway at the end of the morning peak.
Haven't located relevant info on the feed as yet (still at work).
« Last Edit: February 21, 2017, 02:41:30 AM by nick-mel »



Offline jessejackson

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Re: KingAir 200 crashes into shopping centre in Melbourne Aus.
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2017, 05:15:04 AM »
It would appear that the relevant parts of the feed archive have been taken down.

Offline nick-mel

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Re: KingAir 200 crashes into shopping centre in Melbourne Aus.
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2017, 05:54:56 AM »
I think that the feed was just not up. I initially got to the feed about 1hr after the accident and there was no feed for the previous 6 or so hours. Presume that the feed was just down. Would need Squak7700 to confirm.
Relevant transmissions would be a few minutes before the 2200 feed starts.
Also not sure what freq's the feed covers. I don't believe Essendon departures are on the feed anyway.

Offline jessejackson

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Re: KingAir 200 crashes into shopping centre in Melbourne Aus.
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2017, 04:02:59 PM »
Yes that might be all it is. Not sure if that feed even covers the emergency frequency or if the pilot would have had time to switch to that frequency.