No one injured when plane leaving Pierre clips backhoe

Submitted photo.

PIERRE, S.D. (KSFY) - No one was injured when a plane taking off in Pierre clipped a backhoe, knocking off the cab.

Airport manager Michael Isaacs tells KSFY News a commercial California Pacific Airlines flight was leaving for Denver when the crash happened Friday afternoon.

The plane is not flyable, and the 27 passengers will stay in Pierre until another plane comes to pick them up Friday night.

Damaged backhoe. Submitted photo.