Tourists die in mall plane crash

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

AN Aus­tralian pi­lot and four Amer­i­can tourists on a golf­ing hol­i­day have been killed af­ter their char­ter plane crashed into a shop­ping mall shortly af­ter take-off.

The twin-en­gine Beechcraft Su­per King Air crashed about 45 min­utes be­fore the Di­rect Fac­tory Out­let mall in Essendon was due to open.

The plane had just taken off from Mel­bourne, on a flight to King Is­land, 160 miles to the south.

The US em­bassy in Can­berra said four vic­tims were Amer­i­cans and two – Greg Reynolds De Haven and Rus­sell Mun­sch – were iden­ti­fied by their fam­i­lies on so­cial me­dia.

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