NTSB: Engine Failure Might Have Caused Plane Crash in Addison, Texas
ADDISON, TX. – According to a news report posted online at fox13news.com, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently gave a news conference in which it shared more information about the small plane crash that occurred in Addison, Texas. The crash might have been due to an engine failure, based on the recording obtained from the cockpit.*
The crash took place at the Addison Municipal Airport, when a Beechcraft BE-350 King Air plane crashed into a hangar at the airport seconds after taking off from the runway. A fire broke out after the crash. The plane was bound for St. Petersburg, and all 10 people on board were tragically killed in the accident.
Not all of the victims have been identified at this time. Fox 13 indicates that two of the victims were teenagers, ages 15 and 13. Other identified victims were 28, 52, and 58 years of age. It appears the plane might have been carrying members of a tennis organization from Dallas, Texas.
NTSB has conducted preliminary investigation into the accident and has uncovered recordings from inside the cockpit that indicate one of the plane’s engine might have failed in the process of takeoff. The plane’s crew appears to have noticed an issue with the plane as it traveled down the runway, then the pilots said that the left engine was experiencing a problem.
The recording also captures the sound of an alarm going off as the plane veered to the left, just before it crashed into the hangar. The recording ends only about one minute after the plane was cleared for takeoff. The investigation is ongoing, and NTSB said it is trying to piece together the recovered parts of the plane and determine exactly what went wrong.
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