9 dead in plane crash south of Chamberlain

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UPDATE (7 p.m.) — Brule County States Attorney announced Saturday evening that nine of the plane’s 12 passengers died.

Two minor children and the pilot were included in the nine who perished in the crash. The survivors have been transported to Sioux Falls medical facilities for treatment.

Theresa Maule Rossow said that the plane had left Chamberlain and was en route to Idaho. The FAA and NTSA continue to investigate the crash.

Rossow also said that first responders and medical professionals worked to rescue the victims in “extreme weather conditions”.

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. — A single-engine plane crashed near Chamberlain Saturday.

An official from the National Transportation Safety Board told NewsCenter1 that the plane was a Pilatus PC-12, a single-engine turboprop aircraft. The aircraft is certified to fly in winter conditions.

Right now there is no word on how many were aboard the plane. The NTSB will continue investigating the crash.

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