Dec 1, 2019

South Dakota plane crash kills 9 people, including 2 children

A plane carrying 12 people crashed soon after takeoff from Chamberlain, South Dakota, Saturday, killing nine people — including two children, the Argus Leader reports.

Details: National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson told AP that the Pilatus PC-12 crashed about 12:30 pm. The area was under a winter storm warning at the time of the crash, per the National Weather Service. The three survivors were being treated in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, according to the Washington Post.

  • Knudson said the NTSB was investigating the incident, but "inclement weather in the area is making travel to the site difficult," AP noted.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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Deadly winter storm strikes Northeast during peak travel weekend

Neighbors worked together to clear as much snow as possible from E. 8th St. in Duluth, Minnesota Sunday. Photo: Alex Kormann/Star Tribune via Getty Images

A trans-continental winter storm moving into the Northeast Sunday is tormenting travelers and being blamed for multiple deaths, AP reports.

What's happening: The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings for upstate New York and New England, where nearly a foot of snow was expected to fall. Ice accumulations were forecast for parts of Pennsylvania and California was also under a storm warning, with the Bay Area bracing for "a foot of total rainfall between Saturday and Wednesday morning," per the Los Angeles Times.

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Chilean Air Force plane carrying 38 crashes on way to Antarctica

A Chilean Air Force Lockheed C-130 Hercules at Santiago airport in March. Photo: Fabrizio Gandolfo/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Chile's Air Force on Tuesday said a military cargo plane carrying 38 people crashed while flying to the country's base in Antarctica, Reuters reports.

The latest: Search and rescue crews have not located the plane, but the Air Force concluded that the aircraft crashed based on the number of hours it has been missing. The C-130 Hercules was carrying 17 crew members and 21 passengers when it lost contact with operators. Three civilians were on board, per AP.

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Thanksgiving travelers hit by third major winter storm this week

Motorists navigate an ice and snow-covered roadin Mason City, Iowa. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Millions of travelers whose Thanksgiving holiday plans were thrown into disarray by two powerful storm systems now have to deal with another coast-to-coast winter storm system on the way home, per the National Weather Service.

The latest: Motorists face heavy snow "from parts of California to the northern Midwest and drenches other areas with rain," AP reports. Over 1,300 flights were delayed and 300 canceled Saturday, according to FlightAware.

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