A home-made, single-engine plane crashed into a house on The Strand in Chelsea, Southeast Melbourne this afternoon, killing the male pilot.
“We are fairly sure we know who that person is and we are making inquiries and speaking to the family,” a Victoria Police spokesperson said.
The plane was travelling south along the foreshore, when the engine stalled. The aircraft clipped the front of a house and damaged two cars. There was a small fire, which was extinguished. A woman was in the house, but she was not injured.
Police said there was crash debris along the foreshore.
Country Fire Rescue said there will be further investigation surrounding the circumstances of the crash.
Here are some social media images from the scene.
Chelsea plane crash 5 min ago pic.twitter.com/w5I4tbkr7F
— NobodyReadsThe @australian (@thealien_earth) October 14, 2014
Light plane just came down into a house in chelsea :( pic.twitter.com/ec2AV7G0Bx
— Josh Johnston (@joshwnj) October 14, 2014
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