10 dead after small airplane crash near Dallas

10 dead after small airplane crash near Dallas
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At least 10 people are dead after a small airplane crashed into a hangar Sunday near Dallas, Texas, The Associated Press reported.

The Beechcraft BE-350 King Air hit an unoccupied hangar as it was taking off from a Dallas-area airport, a spokeswoman for the town of Addison, Texas, said.

Mary Rosenbleeth said no one aboard the flight survived the crash, according to the AP.

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Addison, Texas, fire spokesperson Edward Martelle told the AP that the plane was taking off at the south end of the airport and had just lifted off the runway when it veered left, dropped its left wing and crashed into a hangar, starting a fire.

The fire department reportedly extinguished the fire and all hot spots at the hangar by the early afternoon.

The families of those killed in the crash are being notified by authorities. Officials have not released the identities of the people who died, according to the AP.

“It’s a very sad day for Dallas County,” Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins told the Dallas Morning News . “My prayers are with the families we’re notifying about this tragedy.”

Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board officials were at the crash site Sunday evening, according to the AP. Martelle said NTSB is leading an investigation into the incident.

Written by Alan Smith

Alan Smith

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