Victims Identified In Plane Crash
December 9, 2011, 6:39 PM
SIOUX FALLS, SD -
Authorities have identified the three passengers and pilot who died in a plane crash near the Sioux
Falls, S.D., Regional Airport.
Sioux Falls Police say 54-year-old Brian Blake, of Sioux Falls, was piloting the small, two-engine plane when it crashed Friday around 2:30 p.m.
The passengers on the plane were 50-year-old Kevin Anderson of Sioux Falls; 30-year-old Joshua Lambrecht of Brandon; and 47-year-old Daniel Swets of Sioux Falls.
According to Augustana College in Sioux Falls, Swets was an associate professor who was going to Rapid City for a robotics meeting.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro says the plane was experiencing problems and the pilot was trying to return to the Sioux Falls airport. Authorities do not yet know what the trouble was.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.