At least 10 people were killed after a small airplane crashed into hangar while taking off in Dallas, USA. There were eight passengers onboard and two pilots
Dallas: Ten people were killed when a small airplane crashed into a hangar as it was taking off from a Dallas-area airport, USA, Sunday morning (June 30), a spokeswoman for the town of Addison, Texas, said.
Mary Rosenbleeth said no one aboard the twin-engine plane survived at the Addison Municipal Airport, about 32 kilometers north of Dallas. The Beechcraft BE-350 King Air hit an unoccupied hangar soon after 9 am, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The plane reportedly did not have a black box, but did have electronic recording equipment that could explain what happened. The police are now investigating if the cause of the crash was due to engine failure.
The agency said that the blaze destroyed the plane but could not confirm how many people were aboard Sunday evening. Video showed black smoke billowing from the building and a gaping hole in the hangar where the plane crashed.
Officials have not released the identities of the people who died.
Rosenbleeth said the Dallas County medical examiner's office confirmed the fatalities to the town and that authorities are still working to notify the families of the victims.
An official with the medical examiner's office said that they could not release any information on the crash Sunday evening.
The plane crashed during takeoff and the resulting fire was quickly extinguished, said Edward Martelle, a spokesman for the town immediately north of Dallas.
FAA investigators were at the crash site Sunday afternoon and the National Transportation Safety Board said it was sending a crew to the scene. The plane's tail number has not yet been released.
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Last Updated Jul 1, 2019, 2:01 PM IST