Nine people are dead, including two children and the pilot, authorities say, after a plane crashed near Chamberlain, S.D., near the center of the state. The Weather Service warned of ice, snow and winds gusting as fast as 40 miles per hour as stormy weather around the country is predicted to hit millions of travelers returning from Thanksgiving trips.
The Federal Aviation Administration have been notified of the crash, Rossow said.
"The men and women of law enforcement, first responders and medical professionals should be commended in their heroic actions to rescue the victims in extreme weather conditions", Maule Rossow said in a statement.
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The NTSB also confirmed via Twitter it was aware of the crash. The cause of the crash has not been determined. Inclement weather was making travel to the site hard, he said.
The area is under a severe winter storm warning with heavy blowing snow or freezing rain.
The outlet reported that the family had travelled to South Dakota for an annual Thanksgiving hunting trip.
The Hansens were executives with Conrad & Bischoff, Kyäni and KJ's Super Stores in Idaho, East Idaho News reported.