Nine people were killed and three wounded on Saturday afternoon when a plane crashed in South Dakota, authorities said.
The Pilatus PC-12 had 12 people on board when it crashed near Chamberlain - about 300 km west of Sioux Falls - shortly after takeoff.
The people killed were the pilot and two children, reported KELO-TV of Sioux Falls.
The plane was bound for Idaho Falls, Idaho, according to Chief Argus.
Lawyer Thérèse Maule, from Brule County, described emergency relief as "heroic".