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Ten Dead in a Private Plane Crash

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Ten people died Sunday when a private plane crashed into a hangar at an airport in Addison, Texas, according to a town spokesman.

The private plane was leaving the airport and veered into the hangar before bursting into flames Sunday morning shortly after 9 a.m. local time.
All ten people on board died, Martelle said.
The plane was scheduled to fly from Addison — which sits about 15 miles north of Dallas — to St. Petersburg, Florida, Martelle said.
The fire department was just 220 yards from the crash, he added, so the response was immediate and the fire in the hangar was extinguished.
The identities of the victims had not been released Sunday afternoon.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Twitter it was sending a team to investigate the accident. A statement from the FAA said the agency was also en route to Addison to investigate.

David Snell, who was getting ready to fly from Addison with a friend Sunday morning, told KDFW TV that the plane didn’t sound right on takeoff.

“It looked like it was clearly reduced power. I didn’t know if it was on purpose or not, but then, when the plane started to veer to the left, you could tell it couldn’t climb. My friend and I looked at each other and we’re like, ‘Oh my God. They’re going to crash,”‘ Snell said.

Peter Drake says he saw the plane crash into the hangar.

“He got onto the runway, went down the runway, started taking off. He got to about 200 feet, and I saw him starting to lose power and his altitude, and then I see him just roll over and came straight down right into the building,” Drake said.

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