The Airport West one was in 1978 at 55 Matthews Ave.
Sam Gulle had just sold the house and was moving to Meredith near Geelong with his wife and 4 kids. He got home just after the plane crashed into his house. All 5 in the house, and his mother-in-law, died.
In the 7 years I lived in Essendon, we regularly got fliers about closing the airport.
It's a funny one. You buy a property that's cheaper because it's in not so desirable an area, then ask to have the area rezoned.
But if the airport were to be closed, there'd be room for a new suburb.