King Air Crash in Texas Claims 10

 - July 1, 2019, 12:04 PM

The NTSB is now on site investigating yesterday morning’s fatal crash of a Beechcraft King Air 350 at Dallas-Addison Airport in Texas. The 2017 turboprop twin went down on takeoff at 9:11 a.m. central time from Runway 15 and struck a privately-owned hangar, destroying the aircraft and killing all eight passengers and two crewmembers on board.  

While the accident airplane's FAA registration number was initially identified as N511EF by the NTSB, the Flight Safety Foundation’s Aviation Safety Network, citing ATC recordings, and an FAA preliminary report issued this morning identify the King Air as N534FF. However, all three sources agree that the turboprop twin was owned by Addison-based EE Operations LLC. Aircraft tracking site FlightAware lists N534FF as scheduled for a flight from Addison to Florida's St. Petersburg-Albert Whitted Airport yesterday morning.

Weather around the time of the accident was VFR, with visibility reported as 10 statute miles and scattered clouds at 1,400 feet. Wind was from 100 degrees at six knots. The NTSB will conduct its second media briefing on the crash this afternoon at 4 p.m. CT.