Plane crashes into shopping Mall in Melbourne

MOSCOW — A plane has crashed into a shopping mall after takeoff from Essendon Airport in Melbourne.

A small plane has crashed into a DFO (Direct Factory Outlet) shopping mall after takeoff from Essendon Airport in the Australian city of Melbourne, according to witnesses reports.

According to witnesses there was a fiery explosion and thick plumes of black smoke coming from the crash site.

​Victoria Police Minister said that the aircraft could carry as many as five people. There were no immediate reports on casualties.

The crashed plane reportedly was a charter Beechcraft B200 Super King Air attempting to take off for a flight to King Island. PNA/Sputnik-northboundasia.com