Officials say the crash happened shortly after takeoff

Ten people were killed when a small aeroplane crashed into a hangar as it was taking off near Dallas, a spokeswoman for the town of Addison, Texas, said.

Mary Rosenbleeth said no one aboard the twin-engine plane survived at the Addison Municipal Airport, about 32 kilometres north of Dallas.

The Beechcraft BE-350 King Air hit an unoccupied hangar soon after 9am on Sunday local time, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The agency said that the blaze destroyed the plane but could not confirm how many people were aboard on Sunday evening. Video showed black smoke billowing from the building and a gaping hole in the hangar.

10 people confirmed killed in plane crash at Addison Airport near Dallas Texas.
The plane experienced some sort of failure during takeoff before crashing into an unoccupied hangar just after 9 a.m.
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Officials have not released the identities of the people who died. Rosenbleeth said the Dallas County medical examiner’s office confirmed the fatalities to the town and that authorities are still working to notify the families of the victims.

An official with the medical examiner’s office told The Associated Press they could not release any information on the crash on Sunday evening. The plane crashed during takeoff and the resulting fire was quickly extinguished, said Edward Martelle, a spokesman for the town immediately north of Dallas.

JUST IN | Ten people were killed in a plane crash Sunday near Dallas, Texas.

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Dallas County was helping the city of Addison set up a family assistance centre for people affected by the crash, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said. “It’s a very sad day for Dallas County,” he told the Dallas Morning News.

“My prayers are with the families we’re notifying about this tragedy.”

Addison fire spokesman Edward Martelle said the plane was taking off at the south end of the airport and had just lifted off the runway when it veered left, dropped its left wing and went into the hangar.

The scene when the twin-engine plane crashed in to a hangar at Addison Municipal Airport.Source:Twitter

The fire department had extinguished the fire and all hot spots at the hangar by early afternoon.

FAA and National Transportation Safety Board officials were at the crash site on Sunday evening. Martelle said NTSB will be leading the investigation and that they intend to work into the night.

The plane’s tail number and details from the flight manifest have not yet been released.

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