Just read about the light plane crash at DFO Essendon and my overwhelming reaction is anger. I grew up in the area and distinctly remember the night a Cessna lost power just after take off and crashed into a home in Matthews Avenue, killing 6 members of a family. The father, a shift worker, returned from his shift to find his entire family dead and the house destroyed. I remember the local priest administering last rites to corpses, the fear this created and it was followed a couple of years later by another such incident that resulted in fewer deaths. Then Linfox, the state government, the local council and greedy companies all got amnesia. Built a shopping centre, supermarkets, offices, a new hotel and convention centre all inside the precinct of an airport. Where aircraft-some of them piloted by people who just have to maintain hours in a simulator in order to fly-come and go, sometimes at high speed. Even had an incident where a Garuda 747 mistook Essendon for Tullamarine and tried to land there, only to be alerted at the last minute. All the while, corporate and government greed allowed more and more to be built INSIDE the airport. Now, what I feared would happen has. In the last few weeks I've had pax and gone past there many times and mentioned my concern to a few. I hate the fact that my concerns were right. Linfox, Moonee Valley Council, state government. This is what happens when you jointly allow "multiple usage development". People die. Close every shop and accommodation facility.