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Essendon Fields

Essendon Fields is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 11 km north-west of Melbourne's central business district.

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  • Area:3.355 km2
  • Elevation:83 m
  • Population:N/A
  • Local Government Area:Moonee Valley City Council

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Essendon Fields is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 11 km north-west of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Moonee Valley. Essendon Fields comprises the Essendon Airport and surrounding commercial areas. The suburb was formally gazetted on 14 August 2008 under the Geographic Place Names Act.On 21 February 2017 just before 9am, a Beechcraft Super King Air on a passenger charter flight bound for King Island, Tasmania crashed shortly after takeoff from nearby Essendon Airport. All 5 people aboard the flight were killed. As the shopping centre had not opened yet, only staff were at the centre, all of whom were accounted for. The incident was the worst aviation accident in Victoria for 30 years. # History # Weather # Things to do

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