Plane crash in Australia kills 5, including 4 Americans

The pilot radioed twice before the crash, reporting catastrophic engine failure.
1:29 | 02/22/17

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Transcript for Plane crash in Australia kills 5, including 4 Americans
We turn to four Americans who ha who were killed on a plane crash. The Americans were on vacation, and the plane slamming into the mall in broad daylight moments before it opened. We learn more about the Americans who were lost. ABC's David Kerley covers aviation. Reporter: Slamming into the Australian mall 45 minutes before opening there was little left of the twin engine beechcraft. Those last seconds of flight captured by that dash cam before cashes, bursting into flames. All of a sudden, it hit the spotlig spotlight, and erupted into a huge fire ball. Reporter: The pilot had radioed twice reporting "Catastrophic engine failure." Along with the pilot four Americans, golfers from Texas, snapping pictures of their dream trip along the way. A prominent lawyer, a former CEO among them. They were flying to an island course, their wives staying behind in Melbourne. It is really difficult for all of them and my heart goes out to my dear sister-in-law and the rest who were on this trip. Reporter: The plane, a super king, veering to the left after getting airborne and heading toward that mall. It was in the air for a little more than 20 seconds. Tonight, investigators have recovered parts of aircraft, and said the pilot called out mayday several times. We have learned that one of the golfers expressed trepidation during the trip about flying in a small aircraft. David? ABC's David Kerley with us. Thank you. From New Hampshire tonight,

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