Plane Crashes During Takeoff at Airport North of Dallas, Killing All 10 People on Board

June 30, 2019 Updated: June 30, 2019

Authorities are trying to find out how a small plane crashed into a hangar at a Texan airport on June 30.

Ten people died after the small twin-engine airplane failed to take off, colliding with an unoccupied hangar at about 9 a.m. local time. The plane quickly burst into flames on impact at Addison Municipal Airport, 16 miles north of downtown Dallas.

Images captured by the Associated Press (AP) at the scene of the wreck show a hole in the building where the plane crashed with black smoke billowing out from the damaged structure.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) told AP shortly after the crash that the blaze destroyed the plane, but it could not say at the time exactly how many people were aboard the Beechcraft BE-350 King Air.

Addison City Council Spokesperson Mary Rosenbleeth later confirmed that none of the passengers and crew aboard the aircraft survived the fiery crash.

The Dallas County medical examiner’s office has since confirmed the deaths to the council while authorities are working to notify the families of the victims, Rosenbleeth said.

Dallas Police Department had not released the names of those aboard the plane at the time of publication before family had been notified, and an official from the medical examiner’s office would not release any further information about the crash to the AP. The plane’s tail number was undisclosed.

Fellow council Spokesperson Edward Martell confirmed that the fire was extinguished soon after the crash.

The National Transportation Safety Board reportedly sent a crew to the scene, CNN reported. There have been no updates yet on the NTSB’s Twitter account.

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