(Reuters) – Ten individuals had been killed on Sunday when their non-public turboprop airplane crashed right into a hangar throughout takeoff and burst into flames on the municipal airport in Addison, Texas, outdoors Dallas, an airport official stated.
The dual-engine Beechcraft BE-350 King Air was destroyed by hearth from the crash, in response to Darci Neuzil, deputy director of Addison Airport, a basic aviation facility situated about 10 miles (17 km) north of downtown Dallas.
She stated the aircraft had been headed for Florida when it took off at about 9 a.m. native time. No person on the bottom was reported damage, Neuzil added.
The aircraft had simply lifted off the runway on the south finish of the airport when it veered left, dropped its left wing and slammed into the hangar, the Dallas Morning Information reported on-line, citing Addison hearth division spokesman Edward Martelle.
There have been no survivors among the many 10 individuals who had been aboard the plane, Neuzil stated. Their identities had been being saved confidential as authorities labored to inform subsequent of kin.
“It’s a really unhappy day for Dallas County,” an area decide, Clay Jenkins, informed the Dallas Morning Information, which reported the aircraft had been en path to St. Petersburg, Florida. “My prayers are with the households we’re notifying about this tragedy.”
There was no official phrase on the reason for the crash. CBS Information, citing unnamed sources, reported that the aircraft misplaced an engine on takeoff.
Video footage of the instant aftermath confirmed flames and heavy, darkish smoke billowing from the hangar, which in response to native media was unoccupied on the time. Nonetheless photographs posted on-line additionally confirmed a big gash within the facet of the constructing.
Investigators from the U.S. Nationwide Transportation Security Board had been as a result of arrive on the scene later within the day, Neuzil informed Reuters.
No additional particulars concerning the circumstances of the crash had been instantly out there, Neuzil stated.
Reporting by Steve Gorman in Los Angeles and Daniel Wallis in New York; Enhancing by Sandra Maler