10 dead after a plane drifts into a hangar in Texas

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Pensacola, Fl

A light plane crashed in an airport hangar in Texas, killing all 10 people on board.

The Beechcraft BE-350 King Air twin-engine plane crashed shortly after takeoff at Addison Airport.

A local fire department official said he veered toward the barn before it caught fire.

The airport’s deputy director, Darcy Nozel, said the plane took off around 09:00 local time (15:00 GMT) for Florida.

Emergency services were on the scene quickly, about 10 miles (17 km) north of Dallas, but there were no survivors. There were two crew members and eight passengers on board.

One of the dead was reportedly a family of four. John Paul II High School in Plano, Texas sent a letter to families stating that one of their students, brother, mother, and stepfather had died in the accident.

The authorities have not revealed the identities of the victims, pending notification of the closest relatives.

I visited the site and saw the incident, “Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins tweeted.

“Please pray for the families who lost loved ones in this tragedy. The team is in the process of notifying them.”

A video clip shows plumes of thick black smoke rising from the barn. No one was inside when the plane fell through its roof.

Witnesses who witnessed the crash told local media that the private plane encountered difficulties during take off and appeared to have lost power.

“It looked like the power was clearly reduced,” said eyewitness David Snell.

“I didn’t know if it was on purpose or not, but then, when the plane started veering to the left, and you could tell it couldn’t climb.

“My boyfriend and I looked at each other and we’re like, ‘Oh my God. They’re going to collapse.'”

The accident left a big hole in the charred building side.

Unidentified sources told CBS that the plane had suffered an engine failure, but this had not been officially confirmed.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating.

Bruce Landsberg, chairman of NTSB, told US media that the plane had recently changed owners and its tail number was not immediately available.

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