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August 28, 2012 11:06 AM

Authorities On Scene Of Pierre Plane Crash

A Pierre radio station reports one person is dead following a single-engine plane crash.

KCCR-AM 1240 says Pierre officials have confirmed that a man was killed in the crash at the Pierre Regional Airport.  He hasn't been identified yet.

Airport officials say the plane went down as it was taking off around 9:45 a.m.  Witnesses say they have seen other flights arriving at the airport after the crash.  A woman who lives near the airport says there are a number of fire trucks and emergency vehicles on the scene.  

KELOLAND's Erich Schaffhauser is on his way to Pierre; he'll have more on the crash later today on KELOLAND News.

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