10 People Tragically Killed in Plane Crash in Dallas, Texas
DALLAS, TX. – According to a news report published online at fltimes.com, 10 people were tragically killed in a plane crash that occurred outside of Dallas, Texas. The cause of the accident is not yet known, and federal officials have opened an investigation to determine what happened.*
The crash occurred in the morning as a small twin-engine airplane was departing from the Addison Municipal Airport outside of Dallas. The Beechcraft BE-250 King Air plane was bound for St. Petersburg, Florida. The plane reportedly took off but was not gaining altitude. It then veered sideways and crashed into a hangar at the airport, according to the news report. The plane subsequently caught on fire.
It is not clear at this time what caused the accident. Witnesses indicated that it appeared the plane was having some mechanical issues during takeoff, but investigators have not confirmed any details about what might have led to the crash. Initial audio obtained from air traffic control did not indicate that a pilot radioed regarding an emergency or an issue with the plane.
The Finger Lake Times reports that 10 people tragically lost their lives in the crash. This included two crew members and eight passengers who were on the plane. The victims have not been identified, and the vice chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board said that little information was known about the victims at this stage of the investigation.
The news report says that another plane and a helicopter were inside of the hangar when the Beechcraft plane crashed into it. The hangar and the other two aircraft sustained damage, but no one was inside the hangar at the time.
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