Small Plane Crashes in Southeastern Sioux Falls Neighborhood
Christmas 2018 ended up being anything but a silent night for one Sioux Falls neighborhood on Tuesday evening.
KSFY TV is reporting that a small engine plane crashed into a southeastern Sioux Falls neighborhood around 5:00 PM on Tuesday, (December 25).
According to the report, eyewitnesses reported seeing a low flying aircraft, followed by a loud noise, then a fireball in the 4600 block of South Birchwood Avenue.
KSFY reports that authorities were called to the scene just after 5:00 PM. Upon arriving, authorities discovered that a fiery plane crash had occurred. Early reports say the crash forced the evacuation of four different homes in the area, with one of the homes receiving exterior damage.
Sioux Falls Emergency Manager Regan Smith told KSFY that one person on the aircraft has died. There is also a chance there could be more fatalities associated with the crash.
Residents are being asked to please avoid the area of East 49th Street between Cliff and Southeastern, while authorities contain and investigate the crash site.
This is a developing story. Check back soon for more information.
Source: KSFY TV