Scottsdale plane crash: Police identify 6 killed in Arizona crash

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Police have identified six people killed after a plane crash in Scottsdale, Arizona on Monday night.

According to Scottsdale police, the crash happened at the TPC Scottsdale golf course near Bell and Hayden roads at approximately 8:45 p.m.

Scottsdale police believe the aircraft, a Piper PA24, originated from Scottsdale Airport, near Hayden Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, and crashed shortly after takeoff. The NTSB says the plane was headed to Las Vegas, and crashed less than a mile away from the Scottsdale Airport. 

Police said there were six people aboard the plane, and no one survived. 

The victims have been identified as 26-year-old Erik Valente, 28-year-old James Louis Pedroza, 23-year-old Mariah Sunshine Coogan, 28-year-old Anand Anil Patel, 22-year-old Helena Lagos, and 23-year-old Iris Carolina Rodriguez Garcia. 

In a preliminary report, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) states that surveillance video showed the airplane's wings were rocking during and shortly after rotation. The NTSB continues to investigate. 

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