A plane crash in the US state of South Dakota killed nine people, including two children, and injured three others while a winter storm warning was in place.
The three survivors were taken to hospital in Sioux Falls, she told US media.
The Pilatus PC-12, a single-engine turboprop plane, crashed shortly after take-off about two kilometres (a mile) from the Chamberlain airport, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said.
Any official statement has not been made yet.
According to the FAA investigators were en route to the crash site and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) would be in charge of the investigation.