HANAPEPE, Hawaii (AP) - Witnesses who saw a Kauai skydiving tour plane crash told investigators it was 150 feet in the air when it made a sudden right turn, descended and hit the ground.
All five people on the single-engine Cessna died in last month’s fiery crash, which happened soon after takeoff.
The National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report Wednesday that no flight plan was filed.
The report says the plane was registered to D & J Air Adventures Inc. as part of a skydiving flight operation.
The wreckage has been taken to a secured facility for further examination.
Officials identified the pilot as Damien Horan of Kauai, and the two instructors as Enzo Amitrano and Wayne Rose.
Brothers Marshall and Phillip Cabe of Lawton, Oklahoma, were identified as the tandem jumpers.
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