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Ten reported dead after a small plane crashes on takeoff and hits a hangar at Dallas-area airport

Ten people dead after a private jet crashes into a hangar shortly after takeoff at a Dallas airport

  • Small plane crashed at Addison Municipal Airport near Dallas on Sunday 
  • At least 10 people have died in the crash, the town of Addison confirmed
  • FAA says a twin-engine Beechcraft BE-350 King Air crashed into empty hangar 

At least 10 people have died in a small plane crash which started a fire at a Dallas-area airport on Sunday morning.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the twin-engine Beechcraft BE-350 King Air crashed into an unoccupied hangar at the Addison Municipal Airport shortly after 9am.

Edward Martelle, a spokesman for the town located just north of Dallas, said the plane crashed during takeoff and the resulting fire was quickly extinguished. 

The town has confirmed that there were 10 fatalities as a result of the incident. 

He says authorities do not yet have a flight manifest and cannot release any information on the identity or condition of those aboard.

FAA investigators were at the crash site Sunday afternoon and the National Transportation Safety Board is sending investigators to the scene.

At least 10 people are dead in a small plane crash at Addison Municipal Airport near Dallas on Sunday

Edward Martelle, a spokesman for the town immediately north of Dallas, said the plane crashed during takeoff and the resulting fire was quickly extinguished

Edward Martelle, a spokesman for the town immediately north of Dallas, said the plane crashed during takeoff and the resulting fire was quickly extinguished

The airport hangar is seen above on fire shortly after the twin-engine plane crashed into it on Sunday

The airport hangar is seen above on fire shortly after the twin-engine plane crashed into it on Sunday

The Federal Aviation Administration says the twin-engine Beechcraft BE-350 King Air crashed into an unoccupied hangar at the Addison Municipal Airport soon after 9am. The above image is a stock photo of the same model plane

The Federal Aviation Administration says the twin-engine Beechcraft BE-350 King Air crashed into an unoccupied hangar at the Addison Municipal Airport soon after 9am. The above image is a stock photo of the same model plane

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

Local fire department personnel rushed to the scene in an attempt to put out the blaze, multiple media outlets reported. 

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

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

The plane’s activity log from the previous 10 days shows that the aircraft made numerous flights to Eagle, Colorado; Denver, and Aspen

The plane’s activity log from the previous 10 days shows that the aircraft made numerous flights to Eagle, Colorado; Denver, and Aspen

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

The plane’s activity log from the previous 10 days shows that the aircraft made numerous flights to Eagle, Colorado; Denver, and Aspen.

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