Plane crash plane

Nine people are dead after a plane crashed on takeoff from an airport near Chamberlain, South Dakota Saturday morning.

The flight plan of the plane had it arriving in Idaho Falls at 1:28pm local time.

According to a South Dakota state official, among the dead are the pilot and two children.

Three people were taken to a Sioux Falls hospital for medical treatment.

The Chamberlain area was under a winter storm warning at the time of the accident and the National Weather Service said that visibility was a half of a mile at the airport.

There was one flight scheduled to leave Chamberlain Municipal Airport on Saturday and that plane is registered to Conrad & Bischoff out of Idaho Falls. That same plane left Idaho Falls Friday morning and arrived at the Chamberlain Municipal Airport at 9:26 AM.

The National Transportation Safety Board says that local officials are investigating the crash and the NTSB will be heading to the crash site to take over the investigation.


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