Pierre: Nine people were killed and three grievously injured after a plane crashed in South Dakota in United States on Sunday, according to reports.
The incident occurred shortly after the plane took off. The dead include two children and the plane’s pilot. An investigation has been ordered into the tragic incident.
According to reports, the Pilatus PC-12, a single-engine turboprop plane, crashed shortly after taking off. It happened barely a mile from the Chamberlain airport. The ill-fated plane was carrying a total of 12 people, including the pilot.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford confirmed that there was a major winter storm warning when the flight took off. The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls had earlier said that snow was falling up to an inch per hour in South Dakota and the visibility had fallen to less than a mile.