Scottsdale plane crash: Police identify 6 killed in Arizona crash

Posted: 9:09 PM, Apr 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-11 20:06:46-04
Plane crashes near Scottsdale airport
Plane crashes near Scottsdale airport

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. 

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is at the scene of the crash and is investigating.