At least 10 people were killed after a small aircraft crashed at an airport in Dallas, Texas on Sunday.
According to Mary Rosenbleeth, the spokeswoman for the city of Addison, there were no survivors of the twin-engine plane crash at the Addison Municipal Airport, a northern suburb of Dallas.
The twin-engine small plane had just taken off when it crashed into a hangar at the airport, about 25 km north of downtown Dallas, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokesperson Lynn Lunsford said. The ensuing fire destroyed the aircraft.
National Transportation Safety Board Vice Chair Bruce Landsberg said that “there were eight passengers and two crew onboard. The identities of those who killed were not immediately released”.
Landsburg further said the plane was travelling from Texas to St Petersburg, Florida.
Addison fire spokesman Edward Martelle said authorities had not identified the plane’s owner.
The National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA were sending investigators to the scene, said the local media.