Deadly Scottsdale plane crash aftermath caught on officer body cameras

Posted at 5:14 AM, Jun 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-15 08:26:26-04

New body camera video from Scottsdale Police show dramatic moments as officers responded to a deadly plane crash on April 9th, where all six people were killed when it went down at TCP Scottsdale

Officers were in an all-out sprint, trying to reach the fiery plane that crashed shortly after takeoff, bound for Las Vegas. 

"I heard it come right over and I heard a pop," said one witness. "I saw the fire and smoke and I ran out here."

Glowing wreckage littered the ground as officers used flashlights to search for any possible survivors. 

But they instead searched a grim scene, with several bodies found in the flames. 

Video from a street camera released in May showed the plane come to a nearly 90-degree angle before hitting the ground. 

"All of a sudden we saw an explosion," said one witness. 

"It was a ball of fire in the sky," said another witness. 

A pilot who lived nearby used his expertise to explain what he heard.

"I heard it idle," said the pilot. "Then, all of a sudden, intense. It seems like it went full power."

All the six victims, between the ages of 22 and 28, were killed. 

Even random witnesses and callers were heartbroken to find out what they saw, turned deadly. 

"Oh, good graces," said one caller. "Oh, my God. Oh, my God."

The preliminary report from the NTSB noted clear weather and no flight plan. But no final cause has been determined for why the plane went down.