9 killed in US plane crash

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Nine people, including two children, were killed and three others injured in a plane crash in the US state of South Dakota.

The Pilatus PC-12, a single-engine turboprop plane, crashed shortly after take-off approximately a mile from the Chamberlain airport and was carrying as many as 12 people, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Peter Knudson, an official with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), was quoted as saying that a Pilatus PC-12 plane with 12 people on board crashed at about 12:30 p.m. (local time) on Saturday, shortly after taking off from Chamberlain, a city in the southern part of the state.

The plane was bound for Idaho Falls in the state of Idaho, said Knudson.

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