Small Plane Bound for Florida Crashes in Texas; Numerous Fatalities Reported
ADDISON, TX. – According to a news story reported online at ainonline.com, a small plane that was bound for Florida crashed in Addison, Texas, tragically killing everyone who was on board the plane. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has opened an investigation into the crash to determine how it occurred.*
The crash involved a 2017 Beechcraft King Air 350 plane that was scheduled to take off from the Dallas-Addison Airport shortly after 9 a.m. local time. Its destination was the St. Petersburg-Albert Whitted Airport in Florida. The turboprop twin engine aircraft was on Runway 15 at Addison and began its takeoff at about 9:11 a.m. According to investigators and witnesses, the plane crashed into a hangar not long after leaving the runway.
It is not clear at this time why the plane went down. AIN Online reports that all 10 people who were on the aircraft at the time were tragically killed in the accident. They included eight passengers and two members of the plane’s crew. None of the victims has been identified at this time.
Reports identifying the plane have been conflicting, according to the news story. NTSB initially said the plane was N511EF, but the FAA and the Flight Safety Foundation have since identified it as N534FF. FlightAware also has the plane listed as N534FF. The aircraft’s confirmed owner was EE Operations LLC out of Addison.
NTSB is expected to provide additional information about the accident as it is available. Weather does not appear to have been a factor in the crash.
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