Plane crashes into hangar at Texas airport, 10 killed

Last Updated: Monday, 1 July 2019 (12:29 IST)
A twin engine plane crashed on Sunday as it was taking off in the state of Texas. Ten people were killed, as the small aircraft was engulfed in flames on the tarmac.

The crash took place at an airport in the city of Addison, 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Dallas.

According Darci Neuzil, director of the airport, the was headed to Florida when it crashed into a hangar and caught on fire.

Nobody on the ground was hurt during the collision, Neuzil said. The circumstances of the crash remain unknown, but a US National Transportation Safety Board is now in charge of the investigation.

‘The Dallas County Medical Examiner has confirmed 10 fatalities and no survivors,’ a spokeswoman for the town of Addison, Texas told AFP.

Officials have not released the identities of the people who died, as authorities are still working to notify the victims' families.