Plane crash kills nine, injures three in South Dakota
WASHINGTON: A plane crash in the US state of South Dakota They killed nine people, including two children, and wounded three others on Saturday while he was in his place, authorities said.
He, a single-engine aircraft, crashed shortly after takeoff approximately one mile from Chamberlain Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) he said.
Among the dead was the pilot of the plane, said Brule County State Attorney Theresa Maule Rossow, adding that there were a total of 12 people on board.
The three survivors were taken to the hospital in Sioux Falls, he told US media.
The flight left the airport just before noon local time, with a destination of Idaho Falls Regional Airport in the western state of Idaho.
The FAA said investigators were on their way to the accident site and that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) would be in charge of the investigation.
The NTSB tweeted that it was investigating today's Pilatus PC-12 accident near Chamberlain, SD.
South Dakota is located in the Northern Plains, a region facing blizzard conditions as a storm blows eastward across the United States.
A winter storm warning remains in force in Brule County until noon on Sunday, the National Metereological Service He said, it could include snow that could significantly reduce visibility.
The men and women of law enforcement, first responders and medical professionals should be commended in their heroic actions to rescue victims in extreme weather conditions, said the state attorney's office.