"You're Gonna Die Up There" Nine Hunters Killed In Plane Crash In Chamberlain, South Dakota

Two business exec brothers and their father among nine killed when their plane crashed in South Dakota during a snow storm on the way home from a family hunting trip

Two business executives and their father have been identified among the nine people killed when a plane crashed in South Dakota. 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. The Hansens were executives with Conrad & Bischoff, Kyäni and KJ’s Super Stores in Idaho, East Idaho News reported. Twelve people were on the Pilatus PC-12 when it took off shortly before 12:30 p.m. CST on Saturday from the Chamberlain Municipal Airport on its way to Idaho Falls. Three survivors managed to escape the wreckage and were taken to nearby hospitals.The FAA said investigators were en route to the crash site and that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) would be in charge of the investigation. South Dakota is located in the Northern Plains, a region facing blizzard conditions as a storm blows eastward across the United States. A winter storm warning remains in effect in Brule County until midday Sunday, the National Weather Service said, potentially including blowing snow that 'could significantly reduce visibility.' Source



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