Plane crashes near airport in Melbourne, police say

A plane has crashed near an airport in the Australian city of Melbourne, police have confirmed.

"At this stage we do not have information regarding possible casualties. Police currently evacuating area. Please avoid the area," Victoria Police said.

Local media reported it was a light plane.

"Paramedics are responding [to] an aircraft crash at Essendon Airport," Ambulance Victoria said. "No details about injuries are known at this stage."


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