10 Killed In Plane Crash

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All ten passengers on board a light aircraft have died after the plane crashed into an airport hangar in Texas, United States of America.

The twin-engine, a Beechcraft BE-350 King Air, crashed shortly after take-off at Addison Airport.

It was gathered that the plane lost control into the hangar, before bursting into flames, according to a local fire department official said.

Darci Neuzil, the airport’s deputy director, said the aircraft was travelling to Florida.

Emergency services were quickly deployed to the scene, which is about around 17 kilometres north of Dallas, but no one survived the crash.

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Authorities have not released the identities of the victims, but are looking to reach their next of kin first.

“I visited the scene and was briefed by incident command. Please pray for the families who lost loved ones in this tragedy. Team in process of notifying them,” Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins tweeted.

Video footage showed thick black smoke from the hangar. Authorities added that none of the victims was inside the plane when it plunged into  the hangar’s roof.

CBS reports that the plane suffered engine failure, but it has not been officially confirmed.

The National Transportation Safety Board said they are investigating the incident.

 

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