December 26, 2018 12:43 am
Updated: December 26, 2018 12:47 am

1 dead after small airplane crashes in South Dakota

WATCH: Authorities said one person is dead after a small engine plane crashed in a residential neighborhood in eastern Sioux Falls


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A single-engine airplane has crashed into a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, neighborhood, leaving at least one person dead and four homes evacuated.

The Argus Leader reports officials believe the person who died in Tuesday evening’s crash was an occupant of the aircraft.

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Sioux Falls Emergency Manager Regan Smith says officials got reports of exterior damage to one home. Smith says officials plan to continue working into the night.

WATCH: One home exterior damaged, four houses evacuated, after Sioux Falls plane crash

The exact number of people in the plane and homes wasn’t immediately clear. Grace Chinn, who lives near an affected home, says the crash “shook our whole house.”

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Smith says a fire at the scene was extinguished within minutes.

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