A light plane crashed and burst into flames on a suburban backstreet of the Australian city of Melbourne on Friday, killing the pilot and bringing down overhead powerlines, police said.The plane came down on Scarlet Street, Mordialloc, a narrow tree-lined street with single-floor houses about 25 km from the centre of Melbourne, police officer Belinda Batty said in an emailed statement.
The location of the crash landing was less than a kilometre from a small airfield.
"One person is confirmed deceased inside the aircraft, believed to be the only occupant. There are no reports of any other injuries," Batty said.
The crash, which happened just after 5pm (local time), was near Moorabbin aviation airport used by light aircraft in Melbourne's outer south-eastern suburbs.