Nine Killed, Including Two Children, In South Dakota Plane Crash

A plane crash near Chamberlain, South Dakota over the weekend left nine people dead, two of whom were children, according to officials. Brule County State’s Attorney Theresa Maule Rossow said in a statement that the plane departed from Chamberlain for Idaho when it crashed in rural Brule County. Of the 12 passengers onboard, nine were killed, including two minor children and the pilot. The three survivors were transported to Sioux Falls for treatment. The victims ranged in ages from 7 to 81, with three survivors were men, ages 17, 27 and 28. A spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board said they are investigating the crash of the Pilatus PC-12, but stormy weather is preventing officials from inspecting the scene.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transport and Safety Authority Act have also been notified and will investigate the crash, and a preliminary investigation report is expected to be released within two weeks.

9 dead in South Dakota plane crash


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