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Published December 09, 2011, 03:24 PM

FAA: 4 dead in Sioux Falls small-plane crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Four people are dead following a plane crash near the Sioux Falls Regional Airport, a spokesman with the Federal Aviation Administration has confirmed.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Four people are dead following a plane crash near the Sioux Falls Regional Airport, a spokesman with the Federal Aviation Administration has confirmed.

Tony Molinaro says the plane was a Cessna 421-C. The small, two-engine plane departed Joe Foss Field at 2:24 p.m. and was headed to Rapid City. It crashed soon after takeoff about a mile west of the field, he says.

The four dead were the only people aboard the plane, which was destroyed. Police and fire crews are at the site.

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