Airport closure fears ease

FEARS Essendon Airport could be closed, affecting air emergency services to and from Mildura, appear to have eased.

In March, Northern Victoria MP Luke O’Sullivan raised concerns that much-needed emergency flights to and from Mildura could be affected after residents near the airport began to express their concerns about safety regarding nearby homes and businesses.

Their concerns followed an airplane crash on February 21, in which all five people­ on board were killed.

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