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Last updated: 22 July 2019
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Sunday 30 June 2019
Time:09:11
Type:Silhouette image of generic B350 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B300 King Air 350i
Operator:EE Operations LLC
Registration: N534FF
C/n / msn: FL-1091
First flight: 2017
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-60A
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dallas-Addison Airport, TX (ADS) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Dallas-Addison Airport, TX (ADS/KADS), United States of America
Destination airport:St. Petersburg-Albert Whitted Airport, FL (SPG/KSPG), United States of America
Narrative:
The Beechcraft 350i Super King Air was destroyed after impacting a hangar during takeoff from runway 15 at Dallas-Addison Airport (ADS/KADS), Dallas, Texas. A post-impact fire ensued. The ten occupants onboard received fatal injuries.
Inside the hangar a Dassault Falcon 900 jet and a helicopter sustained some damage.

The takeoff and departure of the airplane was captured by radar and multiple security cameras and was observed by several witnesses located in various locations at the airport. One witness stated to the NTSB that as the airplane went down the runway, it seemed more quiet than normal and sounded like it did not have sufficient power to takeoff. After the airplane lifted off, witnesses observed the airplane drift to the left, and then roll to the left before colliding with the hangar. Several security cameras captured the drift to the left immediately after takeoff and then a roll to the left. One camera showed the airplane roll completely inverted before it collided with the hangar.
Witness marks and wreckage distribution were consistent with the airplane impacting the top of the hangar in a right wing low, nose down, and inverted attitude. The empennage, right engine, and both propeller assemblies separated from the airplane during the impact sequence and were located inside of the hangar. Fragmented pieces of both wings were located on top of the hangar, inside of the hangar, and immediately to the north of the hangar. The main wreckage, which included the left engine and the fuselage, was located outside of the hangar and it came to rest adjacent to a brick wall. The main wreckage came to rest on its right side and was destroyed by the impact forces and postimpact fire.

The cockpit voice recorder (CVR) recorded a crew comment regarding a problem with the left engine about 8 seconds before the end of the recording. Three automated "bank angle" aural alerts began about 3 seconds before the end of the recording.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: CEN19MA190

Classification:

Sources:
» dfw.cbslocal.com

METAR Weather report:
13:47 UTC / 08:47 local time:
KADS 301347Z 10006KT 10SM SCT014 24/20 A3006

15:02 UTC / 10:02 local time:
KADS 301502Z 08003KT 10SM SCT017 26/21 A3006


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accident date: 30-06-2019
type: Beechcraft B300 King Air 350i
registration: N534FF
photo of Beechcraft-B300-King-Air-350i-N534FF
accident date: 30-06-2019
type: Beechcraft B300 King Air 350i
registration: N534FF
photo of Beechcraft-B300-King-Air-350i-N534FF
accident date: 30-06-2019
type: Beechcraft B300 King Air 350i
registration: N534FF
photo of Beechcraft-B300-King-Air-350i-N534FF
accident date: 30-06-2019
type: Beechcraft B300 King Air 350i
registration: N534FF
 

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Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Dallas-Addison Airport, TX to St. Petersburg-Albert Whitted Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1470 km (919 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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