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9 Idaho family members killed, 3 injured in plane crash

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Federal authorities are investigating the scene of a plane crash that killed nine Idahoans in South Dakota. (Photo: MGN Image){ }

Federal authorities are investigating the scene of a plane crash that killed nine Idahoans in South Dakota.

The plane took off in South Dakota during winter weather conditions on Saturday. The family was returning from a pheasant-hunting trip when the aircraft crashed in a cornfield. It was supposed to land in Idaho Falls.

Nine men were killed and three others were hurt.

The Associated Press reports the three survivors are in stable condition at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

Jeff Walbom, a family representative, called the crash a “total tragedy” for the extended family.

Brothers Jim and Kirk Hansen, who founded the nutritional and wellness products company Kyani, were killed in the crash. Seven other unidentified male family members also died.

Kirk's son Josh and Jim's son, Matt, and son-in-law Thomas Long survived, according to the AP.

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