Ten people were killed when an airplane crashed and burst into flames quickly after taking off from an airport in Addison, Tex., local officials declared.
The plane, which crashed into an airport at the Addison soon after 9 a.m., was bound for St. Petersburg, Fla., according to the Federal Aviation Administration. There were no reports of injuries on the ground.
Emergency responders rushed to the scene, and video footage showed fire trucks blasting water into the flaming hangar amid plumes of black smoke.
The crash killed everyone aboard the non-commercial flight, Ed Martelle, a spokesman for the city, stated.
In a news conference on Sunday night, Bruce Landsberg, the vice chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, said two flight crew members and eight passengers died in the crash. He said the hangar, which is privately owned, had a jet and a helicopter inside, both of which were damaged.
A primary N.T.S.B. report on the crash might be available in about two weeks, he added.
The airport, which is about 15 miles north of Dallas, caters to business travelers in the area. According to introductory information from the F.A.A., the plane was a Beechcraft King Air 350, a small turboprop often used for business trips.
“It’s a very sad day for a close-knit community,” stated Clay Jenkins, the director of homeland security and emergency management for Dallas County, as he worked with other local officials to notify relatives of the deceased.
“Many people will be mourning, so we’re praying for those people that lost their loved one,” he stated.