Plane Crash Near Chamberlain

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. – The Brule County Sheriff Department has confirmed an airplane has crashed just south of Chamberlain.

They say the crash happened Saturday afternoon.

According to the National Transportation Safety Board nine people were killed and three people injured. There were 12 people on board the Pilatus PC-12 aircraft.

NTSB says the plane crashed shortly after it’s 12:30 P.M. take off from Chamberlain, about 140 miles west of Sioux Falls.

Brule County Sheriff Department says this is an ongoing investigation.

According to NTSB, weather will be among several factors their investigators will review, but no cause has yet been determined. They said severe weather made travel to the site difficult Saturday night.

No further information was immediately available.

KDLT will update as more information does become available.

 

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