US: 9 killed, 3 injured as plane crashes in South Dakota :- According to the authorities, nine people have been killed including two children and the pilot, after a plane crashed near Chamberlain, in South Dakota.
US: 9 killed, 3 injured as plane crashes in South Dakota
Peter Knudson along with the National Transportation Safety Board told The Associated Press that the Pilatus PC-12 had 12 people on board when it crashed at around 12:30 pm on Saturday, shortly after taking off from Chamberlain, about 140 miles (225.3 kilometers) west of Sioux Falls.
Knudson further added that nine people were killed in the crash while three others were injured. The three survivors were taken to Sioux Falls, S.D., about 130 miles east of Chamberlain. The plane was bound for Idaho Falls, Idaho.
According to the media reports, Chamberlain and central south-central South Dakota were under a winter storm warning at the time of the plane crash.
Knudson said that the NTSB will investigate the crash, but inclement weather in the area is making travel to the site difficult. He added that investigators will look at a range of factors, including weather conditions and the aircraft’s history.
According to the Pilatus website, the current PC-12 model of the single-engine turboprop plane can carry no more than one pilot and 10 passengers.
No further information was immediately available.