Airnorth Embraer 120ER plane crash
The Embraer 120ER belonging to Airnorth took off from Darwin Airport, Australia, for a training flight. The plane was intended to return a Darwin Airport after the flight. Two airmen were on the plane. The aircraft crashed seconds after take off at the airport's boundary, killing both crewmembers.
The crew of the turboprop plane was conducting a training flight. During take-off, they had performed a simulated engine-failure exercise manoeuvre, a manoeuvre considered as a routine training exercise. But seconds after take off, the aircraft veered off course, crashed in bushland and burst into flames.
Witnesses saw the plane banked sharply and plunged into the ground. Then a loud bang was heard, followed by several small explosions. A huge plume of smoke could be seen for several kilometres after the crash.