A terrified teenage boy has described the frightening moment he watched a plane smash into the front yard of his family home in Melbourne.
It comes as investigators searched the Mordialloc crash site for a second day, looking for clues to help determine the cause of Friday’s tragedy.
The wreckage from the doomed flight remains just metres from the family’s living room.
Fifteen-year-old Martin Wu was home alone at the time.
“I was sitting on here drawing on the iPad and then I saw the shadow in the light flash,” he told 7 News.
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Little did the teenager know it was a plane which had skimmed the roof of his home before it burst into flames in the middle of the suburban street.
The pilot, 50-year-old father of two Anthony Liddell, couldn’t be saved.
His actions in avoiding nearby houses, in those final moments, have been described as heroic.
After hearing the explosion, Martin ran to the front of the house to see if he could help.
“Then I look outside. Oh my God – a plane. It was so close, it dropped into the [yard].”
The thoughts of Martin and his parents are with the Liddell family.
“Poor pilot. Poor pilot,” he said.
Mr Liddell’s family has requested privacy at this incredibly difficult time.
Meanwhile fresh flowers have been placed at the scene today.
Sunday marks the third night in a row the street has remained blocked off.
Power also hasn’t been restored to some residents, including the Wu family.
Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) investigators spent a second day scouring the crash site and searching for clues from the ground and air. The scene remains cordoned off to the public until the ATSB decides to move the aircraft.
Investigators indicated they will be here for several days and haven’t been able to give a time frame as to when they’ll remove the wreckage.