As many as 12 passengers were on board at the time of the crash, reports added.
Nine people, including two children, were killed and three others injured following a plane crash in the US state of South Dakota on Saturday, news agency AFP reported quoting US media reports.
The Pilatus PC-12, a single-engine turboprop plane, crashed shortly after take-off approximately a mile from the Chamberlain airport and was carrying as many as 12 people, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
Among the dead was the plane's pilot, NBC News reported, citing the Brule County state attorney's office.
The National Transportation Safety Board said in a tweet that it was "investigating today's crash of Pilatus PC-12 near Chamberlain, SD."