Plane crash claims ten lives in Texas

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A total of ten individuals lost their lives on Monday morning after an airplane collided with a hangar just as it was about to take off.

The incident which occurred around 9 am in the morning involved a twin-engine Beechcraft BE-350 King Air aircraft at the Addison Airport in Dallas, Texas.

According to reports, a total of eight passengers and two other crew members were aboard the flight which should have flown to St. Petersburg in Florida.

Speaking to newsmen from BBC after the crash,  a spokesperson at the scene of the incident, Edward Martelle, explained that fire engulfed the aircraft immediately after the impact but it was promptly put out.

 Plane crash claims ten lives in Texas

The Federal Aviation Administration has equally confirmed the news, stating that the aircraft was completely destroyed. However, the hangar had no occupant at the time.

In his reaction to the incident Dallas County Judge, Lay Jenkins tweeted, “I visited the scene and was briefed by incident command. Please pray for the families who lost loved ones in this tragedy. The team in the process of notifying them.”

As at the time of this report, the identities of those involved have not been revealed.
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