Ten dead after plane crashed into hangar during takeoff at Dallas-Addison Airport

Ten dead after plane crashed into hangar during takeoff at Dallas-Addison Airport

A twin-engine Beechcraft 350i Super King Air was destroyed after impacting a hangar during takeoff from Dallas-Addison Airport (ADS/KADS), Dallas, Texas. A post-impact fire ensued.

The ten occupants onboard received fatal injuries.

Federal officials said two crew members and eight passengers were on board the plane, headed to St Petersburg in Florida when crashed at 9:11 am on Sunday at the Addison Municipal Airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the Beechcraft BE-350 King Air was destroyed in the crash, about 20 miles (32km) north of Dallas, after it struck an unoccupied hangar.

Darci Neuzil, the airport’s deputy director, said it took off around 0900 local time (1500 GMT), bound for Florida.

Emergency services were quickly on the scene, around 10 miles (17 km) north of Dallas, but there were no survivors.

Officials say the aircraft hit a hangar that then burst into flames with black smoke billowing from the building as firefighters sprayed it with water.

A plane and helicopter in the hangar were damaged, but there were no people in the building.

According to FlightAware, the plane was bound for St. Petersburg, Florida, where it was scheduled to land at 1:18pm local time.

Authorities have not released the identities of the victims, whose next of kin were being sought.

Images and video from the scene show plumes of thick, black smoke rising toward the sky as the airport hangar was set on fire.

The identities of those killed were not immediately released.

“We don’t know a lot about the people on board at this point,” National Transportation Safety Board Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg said.

The Dallas County medical examiners office confirmed the deaths. FAA investigators were at the crash site and the National Transportation Safety Board said it was sending a crew to the scene.

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