US Pilot in the South Dakota plane crash was given the OK to fly in limited visibility, NTSB says

06:40  03 december  2019
06:40  03 december  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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The National Transportation Safety Board says two children and the pilot were killed after a plane crashed shortly after takeoff en route from All people aboard the plane were from Idaho, Maule Rossow told The Washington Post. Investigators from the NTSB have been dispatched to the scene

An official with the National Transportation Safety Board said the Pilatus PC-12 had 12 people on board when it crashed near Chamberlain, S . D . The plane flew into Chamberlain from Idaho Falls on Friday morning, according to FlightAware. Its flight log also shows frequent flights in the past month

The pilot of the plane that crashed and left nine dead in South Dakota was given the OK to fly by the Federal Aviation Administration, despite limited visibility in the air, according to a press release from the National Transportation Safety Administration.

a couple of people that are standing in the snow: Investigators arrived at the Chamberlain, South Dakota, crash site on Monday, December 2, 2019.© NTSB Investigators arrived at the Chamberlain, South Dakota, crash site on Monday, December 2, 2019.

The pilot initially filed an instrument flight rules (IFR) -- which describes how an aircraft operates when a pilot is unable to navigate with visual references -- with the FAA. The single-engine Pilatus PC-12 was cleared on Saturday to fly from Chamberlain Municipal Airport to Idaho Falls, Idaho, the NTSB said. The visibility that day was about half a mile with snow and ice along with overcast skies, the NTSB said.

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A dozen family members were returning home from a hunting trip in South Dakota when their small plane , flying in blizzard-like conditions, crashed shortly after takeoff on Saturday. Nine people, including two children, were killed, the authorities said .

Chamberlain and central south -central South Dakota were under a winter storm warning at the time of the crash . Brule county emergency manager Katheryn Knudson says weather will be among several factors NTSB investigators will review, but no cause has yet been determined. Benton also said the

When the pilot didn't activate his flight plan, the FAA issued an alert for a missing plane, the NTSB said. The plane crashed one mile north of the Chamberlain Airport.

Twelve people were on the flight and three survived, the NTSB said. The three survivors were taken to Sioux Falls for treatment.

Four generations of an Idaho Falls family were killed in the crash while traveling on a hunting trip. Brothers Jim and Kirk Hansen, founders of health and wellness company Kyäni Inc. were on the plane with their father, Jim Hansen Sr., Kyäni president Travis Garza said in a statement.

Also killed in the crash were Jim Hansen Jr.'s son, Jake Hansen, and Jake's son, Houston. Kirk Hansen's sons, Stockton and Logan, and his sons-in-law, Kyle Naylor and Tyson Dennert, died in the crash.

Three NTSB investigators arrived at the crash site Monday after being delayed by inclement weather, the agency said. They're expected to complete their work in Chamberlain by the weekend. A preliminary report on the crash is expected to be published in two weeks, the NTSB said.

The entire investigation to determine the cause of the crash is expected to be completed within one to two years, the NTSB said.

Prominent Idaho executives, kids among 9 killed in South Dakota plane crash .
A plane crash near Chamberlain, South Dakota, killed nine members of an eastern Idaho Falls family visiting South Dakota for a weekend hunting trip.An eastern Idaho family of 12 visited the state for a weekend hunting trip, but the Pilatus PC-12 crashed around 12:30 p.m. shortly after taking off from Chamberlain, according to Peter Knudson with the National Transportation Safety Board. The ages of the passengers ranged from 7 to 81.

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