Date & Time: Nov 30, 2019 at 1230 LT
Type of aircraft:
Pilatus PC-12
Operator:
Registration:
N56KJ
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Executive
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Chamberlain – Idaho Falls
MSN:
1431
YOM:
2013
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
8
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
9
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed Chamberlain Airport in marginal weather conditions. Few minutes later, while flying in snow falls, the airplane went out of control and crashed in a cornfield located about 30 miles west-southwest of Chamberlain. Three passengers aged 17, 27 and 28 were injured and evacuated to hospitals in Chamberlain, Mitchell and Sioux Falls while nine other occupants were killed.