A BYU-Idaho student died alongside eight of his family members in a South Dakota plane crash on Saturday afternoon.
Stockton Hansen was in a Pilatus PC-12 that crashed in a rural South Dakota cornfield. Hansen, who died in the crash, is listed as a student under BYU-I’s directory.
The plane, carrying eleven of Hansen’s other family members, took off shortly before 12:30 p.m. CST from the Chamberlain Municipal Airport on its way to Idaho Falls. The crash occurred about a mile from the airport, the Federal Aviation Administration told NBC News in a statement.
The area was under a winter storm warning with visibility a half of a mile at the airport, according to the National Weather Service. It remains unclear what caused the crash.
Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board were traveling to the crash Sunday morning but were unable to get there because of road closures, Peter Knudson, a spokesman for the NTSB, told EastIdahoNews.com.
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