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Australia: Pilot killed as plane crashes barely missing houses in Melbourne

The small airplane burst into flames upon impact, said the police.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Melbourne [ Published on: June 09, 2018 14:47 IST ]
Representational Image of a Plane Crash
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Representational Image of a Plane Crash

Authorities in Australia on Saturday began probing a fatal light airplane crash in the suburbs of Melbourne, in which one person was killed.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau said the single-engine Cessna 172 aircraft was involved in a "fatal collision with terrain" on Friday, Efe news reported.

The small airplane burst into flames upon impact, said the police, adding that "one person, who is yet to be formally identified and the sole occupant, was located deceased in the aircraft".

Photos from the scene of the crash show the plane's wreckage lying just metres from private residences.

(with IANS inputs)

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