The pilot of a Beech A36 Bonanza was killed at the Bentonville, Arkansas, airport Wednesday when his aircraft crashed on takeoff. The Bonanza smashed into a hangar about 9:30 a.m., KFSM reported. The 70-year-old Bentonville resident was the only one on board. The FAA is investigating and the airport was closed, according to news reports.
Fire crews responded to the scene and there was a post-crash fire. A witness video from behind the hangar shows a hole ripped open in one side wall and black smoke billowing from the front of the building. KFSM news photos show that the aircraft crashed into the top of the hangar and burned, with pieces of the wreckage on the ground outside.