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Six Instagram Stars Killed In Horrific Private Plane Crash

Instagram Stars Killed Plane Crash
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Jun. 11 2018, Updated 4:52 p.m. ET

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Six Instagram stars were killed in a horrific private plane crash this Monday night, has learned. The 20-something-year-olds were on their way to Las Vegas from Arizona, when their jet went down for unknown reasons.

It plummeted into TPC Scottsdale Champions Golf Course just 15 minutes after takeoff causing the plane to erupt in flames.

Mariah Sunshine Coogan, 23, Anand Patel, 26, Helena Lagos, 22, James Pedroza, 28, Erik Valente, 26, and Iris Rodriguez Garcia, 23, were the people killed, The Scottsdale Police Department told PEOPLE.

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James Pedroza — the aircraft’s pilot — spoke to traffic control before the deadly crash, according to CBS News.

“Are you experiencing any difficulty?” an air traffic controller reportedly asked Pedroza, 28.

“Uh, we’re good, we’re just a training lesson,” he answered before the jet plummeted.

The National Transportation Safety Board is currently investigating the incident, according to reports.

Stay with for updates.


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