One person killed in Hughes County plane crash

One person has died in a plane crash one mile north of Pierre.

Hughes County Sheriff Patrick Callahan says a single-engine airplane was located around 4:35 pm in rough terrain.

Central South Dakota Communications received a call from the pilot saying his plane had gone down northwest of Pierre near the Missouri River. Two people were taken to Avera St, Mary’s Hospital in Pierre. The pilot is in stable condition while a passenger was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Those involved in the crash were not from South Dakota.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are expected to arrive in Pierre Tuesday to begin an investigation. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time.


October 24, 2023