Footage: Plane Crashes Into Melbourne DFO Shopping Center

The light charter plane carrying four American tourists crashed into the DFO shopping center near Essendon Airport in Melbourne, Australia.

Footage of a plane crash in Melbourne has inundated the internet.

A Beechcraft charter plane carrying four passengers and a pilot plunged into a shopping center next to Melbourne's Essendon Airport.

The doomed flight was bound to King Island, Tasmania.



The incident caused horrifying damage:


Everyone onboard died in the crash. 

They have been identified as the 63-year-old pilot Max Quartermain; Greg De Haven, 70, a retired FBI agent from Texas; and Russell Munsch, 62, also Texas. Two other passengers haven't been named. The passengers were on their way to a golf trip.  

The plane crashed just before 9 a.m. into a section of the shopping center.

Dan Andrews, premier of Victoria, termed it as the state's "worst civil plane disaster in 30 years."

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is trying to determine the cause of the crash.

The DFO Essendon has announced that it will remain closed for at least a day.

Banner/Thumbnail Credit: AAP/Joe Castro/via REUTERS 

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