UPDATE: The two victims from Friday's plane crash in Turner County have been identified.
Allen Bucholz, 64, of Tea, S.D. was flying in a 1996 AVES Douglas James RV-6 fixed wing single engine airplane with his granddaughter, Destiny Karpinen, 14, of Tea S.D.
Turner County Sheriff Byron Nogelmeier says that the plane took off from Tea Airport on Friday morning and the cause of the crash is still under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board with the assistance of the Federal Aviation Administration.
Nogelmeier also says that the plane has also been taken off of the crash site.
Karpinen had been a guest on KDLT News Today earlier this year to discuss Girl Scout Cookie Sales. She was a top 10 seller in North and South Dakota.
---UPDATE: The second plane crash this week in the Sioux Empire happened this morning in Turner County. This time, the outcome was deadly. Two lives were claimed in the fiery wreck.
“People told me it looked like it just nosedived into the fields,” says resident Ordell Oswald.
Friday morning, a plane crashed into Oswald's cornfield in rural Viborg, just off Highway 18. The Turner County Sheriff's Office says a neighbor alerted authorities about the wreck after hearing a "thud" and other noises outside. Investigators say the plane burst into flames on impact and the two people on board were pronounced dead at the scene.
“We're still looking into it. We're really early into this investigation so we don't know exactly where it came from for sure,” says Turner County Sheriff Byron Nogelmeier.
Officials are working to figure out the details, like what type of plane was involved, why it crashed and the identities of the two victims.
Investigators needed Oswald’s help, since he owns the land.
“They asked me to take my payloader and I went through the field and knocked down the corn to the site,” he explains.
But, even as he approached the scene, Oswald didn't learn much about the crash.
“I was within about 50 feet of the site within the cornfield and I did not see anything.”
Leaving many questions that officials say they'll work to answer as the investigation continues.
The FAA and Turner County Sheriff's Office are heading up the investigation.
A separate plane crash happened Tuesday north of Sioux Falls. Two people were on board and were not hurt.
PREVIOUS STORY: KDLT News has confirmed that there has been a plane crash in rural Turner County.
According to Turner County authorities, the plane crashed near 291st Street and 445 Avenue, west of Viborg.
KDLT has a crew in route to the scene. Stay with KDLT News as this story develops.