Five persons killed in a small plane crash in Australia


Four American tourists and an Australian pilot were killed in the accident. They were flying to an island on a charter flight with two friends to play golf. The owner of the charter company Corporate and Leisure Travel, was the pilot, Max Quartermain. The pilot reported before a “catastrophic engine failure. “The U.S. Embassy in Canberra and U.S. Consulate in Melbourne are working closely with local authorities. We stand ready to provide all appropriate consular assistance to the families of the victims,” an US statement said. Victoria’s Premier, Daniel Andrews, said the crash was the state’s worst aviation accident in 30 years. “We are currently reaching out to their families to provide them with the support that they need to try to comfort them at what must be just such a horrible moment,” he told. Investigations are taking place.


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