2019 Addison King Air 350 crash

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Original short description: "June 2019 plane crash in Addison, TX"

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On June 30, 2019, a Beechcraft Super King Air 350 en route to St. Petersburg, Florida crashed at Addison Airport (approx. 10 miles north of Dallas) shortly after take off killing all eight passengers and both crew members.[1]

Accident

Shortly after take off on June 30, 2019 a Beechcraft Super King Air 350 on its way to St. Petersburg, Florida crashed into a private hanger at Addison Airport killing all 10 occupants on board (two crew, eight passengers).[2] A fire ensued after the impact and the crash caused damage to a Dassault Falcon 900 jet (N908CA) and a helicopter.[3] A veteran pilot who witnessed the accident stated that he could tell from the sound of the engines that something was wrong with the aircraft.[4] All 10 occupants were killed instantly on impact. The airport was closed for approximately 45 minutes while firefighters worked to contain the post-impact fire.[5]

Aircraft

The aircraft was Beechcraft B300 King Air 350i with serial number FL-1091 and registered as N534FF. The King Air's first flight was in 2017 and was operated by EE Operations LLC.[3]

Investigation

The day after on July 1, nine FAA investigators began the investigation and retrieved the cockpit recorder. The NTSB along with the FAA confirmed that approximentally 12 seconds before the crash there was audible confusion among the pilots concerning problems with the left engine of the plane.[6] There were multiple eyewitnesses and video captured of the incident.[1]

Aftermath

In February 2020, surviving relatives of two of the victims filed suit against EE Operations LLC, the operator of the aircraft, citing negligent operation. The lawsuit is pending. The investigation by the FAA is still ongoing as of April 2020.[3]

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