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1 dies in small plane crash in southeastern South Dakota

January 13, 2019

SALEM, S.D. (AP) — One person is dead after a small plane crashed in southeastern South Dakota.

The crash happened just after 2:30 p.m. Sunday south of Salem.

The McCook County Sheriff’s Office confirms one person died.

KSFY-TV reports the pilot of the single-engine plane was having health issues during the trip. Air traffic controllers told the pilot to circle around the area until he could land, but lost contact with him.

The National Transportation Safety Board has been notified.

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