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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.