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Nine dead, three injured in USA plane crash

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Nine people from eastern Idaho were killed in a rural South Dakota plane crash Saturday afternoon, according to a report from EastIdahoNews. Local officials said the rescue and recovery was undertaken in "extreme weather conditions" and that two of the dead are children.

Three people were reportedly injured.

The plane was bound for Idaho Falls in the state of Idaho, said Knudson. The survivors have been transported to Sioux Falls medical facilities for treatment.

Kirk and Jim Hansen Jr, their father Jim Hansen Sr and six other family members all died when their plane went down in a field near Chamberlain, South Dakota, on the way back from a hunting trip.

Snow was falling at up to an inch an hour in South Dakota, the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls said.

The Federal Aviation Administration have been notified of the crash, Rossow said.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

Knudson says weather will be among several factors NTSB investigators will review, but no cause has yet been determined.

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. - A single-engine plane crashed near Chamberlain Saturday. They were prominent businessmen in Idaho Falls who were executives with oil company Conrad & Bischoff, health and wellness company Kyäni and KJ's Super Stores.