Melbourne Plane Crash, Victims Named (Photos)

This image made from video shows the site of a plane crash at Essendon Airport in Melbourne, Australia Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. An official says a light plane has crashed into a shopping mall in the city of Melbourne. (Channel 9 via AP)
This image made from video shows the site of a plane crash at Essendon Airport in Melbourne, Australia Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. An official says a light plane has crashed into a shopping mall in the city of Melbourne. (Channel 9 via AP)

A commercial charter flight heading from Essendon Airport in Melbourne to King Island in the Bass Strait crashed in a “massive fireball” into a shopping center near the airport, shortly after takeoff killing all the five people on board.

Sky News reported that the Beechcraft Super King Airplane came in ‘low and fast’ before it crashed onto DFO (Direct Factory Outlet) at Essendon Fields at about 9am on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

The twin-engine aircraft which was owned by Myjet had been hired by Corporate and Leisure Travel.

None of the staff at the shopping center which was not yet open to the public was injured or killed.

News Corp has confirmed the identity of the pilot as an Australian man named Max Quartermain while the United States state department has confirmed to US network NBC in a statement that all of the four passengers were Americans. 

According to Sky News report, two of the four passengers are Greg Reynolds De Haven and Russell Munsch, as being named by their families on social media.

Police said that the plane had a “catastrophic engine failure” and was turning back to the airport before it crashed.

Both the Essendon airport and the DFO shopping centre are closed to allow for investigations.

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Melbourne, Victoria Hit By Earthquake, June 19, 2012

On Tuesday, a 5.3 magnitude earthquake hit Melbourne in Australia.

So far, there is no major damage or injuries reported.

Earthquake is a natural disaster.

We have a friend in Melbourne, named Rupert Mann.

I hope that he is okay.

Below is Victorian Earthquake Sky News:

Meeting Indiana Jones

On 12th February, 2012 I met the new Indiana Jones!

The new Indiana Jones and me at the KLIA. We are wearing a similar hat!

His name is Rupert Mann.

He is an archeologist just like Dr. Jones and wears a hat too.

An archeologist is a person who dig underground and search for artifacts.

He is a very tall man and he lives in Melbourne, Australia.

This is the first time I meet a real archeologist.

It is very interesting to hear about the things that they found underground.

I think that the new Indiana Jones is as fun as Dr. Jones that we watch on TV.

Before leaving Malaysia, he gave me an Indiana Jones hat, just like the one that he wears.

I'm wearing my new Indiana Jones hat.

I am very happy because I really wish to have my own hat.

I love meeting Indiana Jones and I hope to meet him again soon.

From left is Thomas, Rupert, me (in front of them), my mother, my big sister Kafah, and my big sister Kashah.

A(H1N1) :School In KL Closed

When it first started Influenza A(H1N1) was known as swine flu.

Three students from SJK(C) Jalan Davidson at Jalan Hang Jebat were sicken by the flu.

The school has been closed for 1 week.

The first student got the flu after a holiday in Melbourne, Australia.

Then two classmates got the virus from their classmate who was sicken by the flu.

They were the 49th and 50th cases in Malaysia.

That was called local transmissions.

Local transmission of A(H1N1) virus means someone get the A(H1N1) virus from another person in Malaysia.

2100 students and staffs of the school had been home quarantined.

That means they must stay at home and they cannot visit public and crowded places.

We can try to avoid Influenza A(H1N1) by:

  1. Avoid being in crowded places for example zoos, shopping malls, hospitals, cinemas and parks.

  2. Wash your hands carefully using anti bacteria soap for example Dettol, Protex, Lifebouy and Antabax.

  3. Cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing .

  4. Wear a mask  to cover your nose and mouth.

  5. Take vitamin C and garlic to fight germs.

  6. Take lots of water, fruit juice, tea and herb tea.

The Malaysian government is working hard to avoid the spreading of Influenza A(H1N1) virus in Malaysia.

KUALA LUMPUR: SJK (C) Jalan Davidson at Jalan Hang Jebat here has been closed for a week after two local transmissions of the influenza A(H1N1) virus were detected in the school.

Two other schools with infected students – SRK Assunta 2 in Petaling Jaya and SM Section 9 Shah Alam – will also be closed if authorities discover local transmission of the virus there.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said eight cases of the virus were confirmed yesterday, including five schoolchildren – an 11-year-old from SRK Assunta 2, a 16-year-old from SM Shah Alam, and three at Class 5 I of SJK(C) Jalan Davidson.

He said all 2,100 students and staff members of SJK(C) Jalan Davidson had been home quarantined, after the National Security Council chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin agreed to close the school until Friday.