Nevada crash kills 2 after takeoff from airport near Idaho
JACKPOT, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say two people were killed when a light plane crashed and burned after taking off from a small northeastern Nevada airport near the border with Idaho. Elko County sheriff’s Sgt. Nick Czegledi (SEG’-leh-dee) said Saturday the identities of those killed in the crash late Friday near Jackpot weren’t being released pending confirmation through autopsies. Czegledi said a witness said the plane took off to the south and then banked hard to the east before losing altitude before crashing.He said National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration officials were expected to arrive in the area to investigate the crash.
SIOUX FALLS, S . D . – Authorities say nine people were killed Saturday afternoon after a plane crashed in South Dakota . Nine people were killed in the crash and three were injured . The plane was bound for Idaho Falls, Idaho, Knudson said .
Nine people have died in a plane crash in Brule County, South Dakota , Saturday afternoon, an official confirmed to a local news outlet. Brule County State’s Attorney Theresa Maule told KELOLAND that 12 people were on the plane . The pilot and two children are among the dead.
Nine people were killed and three others injured Saturday afternoon after a plane crashed in southern, authorities said.
The Pilatus PC-12 had 12 people on board when it crashed near Chamberlain -- about 180 miles west of Sioux Falls -- shortly after takeoff, Peter Knudson of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) told the.
Three people were reportedly injured. Among the dead were the pilot and two children, Sioux Fall’s.
The Pilatus website states that the PC-12 can carry up to 10 passengers and is flown by one pilot.
The plane was bound for Idaho Falls,, according to the Leader.
Brule County State’s Attorney Theresa Maule described the emergency responders as “heroic.”
Pilot in the South Dakota plane crash was given the OK to fly in limited visibility, NTSB says .
The Federal Aviation Administration cleared the plane to fly in half-mile visibility.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.