A plane crash into a hangar at Addison Municipal Airport on Sunday, June 30, left 10 people dead. (Shutterstock)
ADDISON, TX — Ten people were killed in a plane crash in Texas on Sunday when the aircraft crashed into a hangar shortly after taking off from Addison Municipal Airport, according to officials and news reports.
The plane, a twin-engine Beechcraft BE-350 King Air, had taken off for St. Petersburg, Florida, when it crashed at around 9:10 a.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration. According to the FAA, the plane was destroyed by fire.
Investigators from the FAA were traveling to the crash site and National Transportation Safety Board, which will be in charge of the investigation, has been notified.
The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed to WFAA that 10 people were killed in the crash.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said that authorities had finished briefing families.
"I visited the scene and was briefed by incident command," Jenkins tweeted Sunday afternoon. "Please pray for the families who lost loved ones in this tragedy."
Addison is located about 15 miles north of Dallas.
Addison city officials did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
Earlier this month, a twin-engine Beechcraft BE65 crashed under unknown circumstances while taking off from an airport in Hawaii leaving 11 people dead.
This report will be updated as more information is learned.