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Victoria

Crash of a Beechcraft Super King Air B200 in Melbourne: 5 killed

Date & Time: Feb 21, 2017 at 0859 LT
Registration:
VH-ZCR
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Melbourne - King Island
MSN:
BB-1544
YOM:
1996
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Melbourne-Essendon Airport runway 17, while in initial climb, the pilot encountered technical problems and declared an emergency. The twin engine aircraft then banked left and crashed in flames onto a shopping mall located near the airport. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and all five occupants have been killed. Apparently, an engine failed during initial climb, forcing the crew to return.

Crash of a Rockwell Aero Commander 500 in Clonbinane: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jul 31, 2007 at 2000 LT
Operator:
Registration:
VH-YJB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Melbourne-Shepparton
MSN:
500-3299
YOM:
1977
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
2342
Captain / Total hours on type:
970.00
Aircraft flight hours:
4558
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was performing a flight from Melbourne to Shepparton, Victoria State. In flight, the pilot lost control of the aircraft which crashed in a dense wooded area located near Clonbinane, 60 km north of Melbourne. Both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Piper PA-31 Navajo Chieftain in Mount Hotham: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 8, 2005 at 1725 LT
Operator:
Registration:
VH-OAO
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Melbourne-Mount Hotham
MSN:
31-8252021
YOM:
1982
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
4770
Captain / Total hours on type:
1269.00
Aircraft flight hours:
9137
Circumstances:

The twin engine aircraft was performing a special flight from Melbourne to Mount Hotham airfield, in the Victoria Alps. While descending in bad weather, the aircraft struck trees and crashed in a wooded area, 4 km south-east of airport. All occupants died. Among them was the Gold Coast multi-millionaire Brian Ray and his wife. The pilot accumulated 4,770 flying hours within 1,269 on PA-31.

Crash of a Piper PA-31 Cheyenne in Benalla: 6 killed

Date & Time: Jul 28, 2004 at 1048 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VH-TNP
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Bankstown-Benalla
MSN:
31-7920026
YOM:
1979
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Captain / Total flying hours:
14017
Captain / Total hours on type:
3100.00
Aircraft flight hours:
5496
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was flying from Bankstown to Benalla with 5 pax and a pilot on board for D&R Henderson, a lumber company based in Sydney. On approach in low clouds and heavy rain, the aircraft struck a mountainous and wooded area located 34 km southeast of airport. All occupants were killed. The aircraft was destroyed by impact and post-impact fire.

Crash of a Mitsubishi MU-2 Marquise in Melbourne, Australia: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 21, 1994 at 0324 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
VH-IAM
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Sydney-Melbourne
MSN:
0517
YOM:
1970
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
5000
Captain / Total hours on type:
150.00

Crash of a De Havilland DH.104 Dove in Melbourne, Australia

Date & Time: Dec 3, 1993 at 2037 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VH-DHD
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Melbourne - Melbourne
MSN:
04104
YOM:
1948
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
18154
Captain / Total hours on type:
1500.00
Aircraft flight hours:
21259