Authorities: 9 killed, 3 injured in South Dakota plane crash

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. — Authorities say nine people have been
killed after a plane crashed in South Dakota.

Peter Knudson with the National Transportation Safety Board
tells The Associated Press 12 people were aboard the Pilatus PC-12
when it crashed about 12:30 p.m. Saturday, shortly after taking off
from Chamberlain, about 140 miles (225.3 kilometers) west of Sioux
Falls.

Knudson says nine people were killed and three were injured. The
single-engine plane was bound for Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Media reports say Chamberlain and central south-central South
Dakota were under a winter storm warning at the time of the
crash.

Knudson says weather will be among several factors NTSB
investigators will review, but no cause has yet been determined. He
says inclement weather is making travel to the site difficult.

No further information was immediately available.

Source: FS – All – Interesting – News 2
Authorities: 9 killed, 3 injured in South Dakota plane crash