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Police Release Statement Following Essendon Airport Crash

Five people have been confirmed to be on board an aircraft that crashed at Essendon Airport this morning.

The aircraft has caused huge explosions in the area and has hit the DFO shopping centre.

The following statements have been released following the incident.


Emergency services are responding to a plane crash into a building near Bulla Road in Essendon Fields.

It is believed the plane crashed just before 9am.

At this stage we do not have information regarding possible casualties and police are currently evacuating the area. The surrounding roads will be effected for some time.

We will bring you further information as it comes to hand.


The Tullamarine Freeway is closed in both directions between English Street and Bell Street.

The Calder Freeway is closed in both directions between McNamara Avenue and Bell Street.

Bulla Road is closed at the Tullamarine Freeway including the entry ramp to the Tullamarine Freeway inbound.

Delay travel through the area and seek an alternative route.

VicRoads advises motorists to exit the Tullamarine Freeway as early as possible and keep away from the area.

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