- All six passengers were reportedly killed when a plane crashed at a golf course in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Monday night.
- A video posted to Facebook seems to show the passengers entering the plane before takeoff.
- While the police have not yet officially identified the victims, friends and relatives appear to have begun doing so on social media.
The identities of those killed in a plane crash in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Monday night are becoming clearer, with one passenger apparently posting a video to social media before takeoff.
A Federal Aviation Administration notice posted Tuesday said a Piper PA-24, which local reports indicated was headed for Las Vegas, crashed at the TPC Scottsdale golf course under “unknown circumstances” during takeoff.
A representative of the Scottsdale Police Department told The New York Times that all six people aboard the plane were killed.
A video posted to Twitter, seen below, appeared to show the fiery crash:
Just witnessed a plane crash in Scottsdale. pic.twitter.com/wmZz008JSQ
— Versace King (@versaceking101) April 10, 2018
While the names of the victims have not yet been officially released, friends and family members appear to have identified them on social media.
The Arizona Republic said it had verified the identities of three of the victims through friends and relatives.
On Tuesday, a Facebook user named Jeremy Gail posted a tribute to some of the victims in which he identified four of the people travelling as Anand Patel, Mariah Coogan, Helena L, and James Pedroza, whom he said owned the aircraft and was piloting it.
The video in his post, shown above, appears to show people entering the back of the plane, laughing and looking into the camera.
Gail’s post has been commented on and shared hundreds of times.
Tributes have also been pouring in via comments on Instagram profiles that appear to belong to Pedroza and Coogan.
Gail believes Pedroza, who had nearly 12,000 followers on Instagram, had recently purchased the plane.
Coogan, who had nearly 28,000 followers, was reportedly an aspiring model.
View this post on Instagram
Forgot my sunnies ???? for the @phxlightsfest festival so got some new ones today. Whatcha think? ???? . . . . . . . . . . . #phoenixlights #festival #arizona #travel #blondehair #rosegoldhair #haircolor #freepeople #mcmbackpack #guccibelt #urbanoutfitters #curls #raybanvision #rayban #summer #festivalseason #thriving
Gail also shared the Facebook profile of Anand “Happy” Patel.
Business Insider has contacted the Scottsdale Police Department for information on when the victims’ identities will be officially released.
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