Four Americans Killed in Australian Plane Crash
March 29, 2017
- A twin-engine Beechcraft Super King Air crashed into a shopping mall in Melbourne, Australia, shortly after takeoff.
- The victims, four American tourists and their Australian pilot, were heading to King Island to play golf when the plane appeared to suffer catastrophic engine failure.
- The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating the crash.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) released a statement that read, “…while the CVR was successfully downloaded, no audio from the accident flight was recorded.”
An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing vacation were killed when their plane crashed into a shopping mall on Tuesday shortly after takeoff in Melbourne, Australia.
The five were on a twin-engine Beechcraft Super King Air. The victims identified so far are from Texas, Greg Reynolds De Haven, Russell Munsch and Glenn Garland. The pilot was Max Quartermain, owner of the charter company Corporate and Leisure Travel. Mr. Munsch was a founding partner in the Texas law firm Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.
They were heading to King Island to play golf when the plane appeared to suffer catastrophic engine failure moments after taking off from Essendon Airport on Tuesday morning. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating the cause of the crash.
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