NEW YORK — Nine people died when a small plane in South Dakota crashed on Saturday, local media reported.

Two children and the plane’s pilot were among those killed when the plane crashed shortly after takeoff, NBC News reported, citing a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Three survivors were rushed to a medical facility, according to ABC News.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it was investigating the crash of a Pilatus PC-12 aircraft near Chamberlain, S.D.

It is unclear what caused the crash, but there were strong winds and snow in South Dakota on Saturday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.


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