Scottsdale police identify the 6 victims killed in plane crash at TPC golf course

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Scottsdale police have identified the six people killed in a plane crash Monday night at the TPC golf course.

The National Transportation Safety Board says the Piper PA-24 aircraft took off from the Scottsdale Airport at around 8:45 p.m.

[RELATED: Mom begged daughter not to board plane hours before deadly crash]

Minutes later, the plane went down less than a mile away, at the TPC Scottsdale Champions Golf Course.

The crash sparked a fire on the golf course.

[ORIGINAL STORY: 6 dead after small plane en route to Vegas crashes on Scottsdale's TPC]

All six people aboard were killed in the crash.

The victims have been identified as:

  • Erik Valente, age 26
  • James Louis Pedroza, age 28
  • Mariah Sunshine Coogan, age 23
  • Anand Anil Patel, age 28
  • Helena Lagos, age 22
  • Iris Carolina Rodriguez Garcia, age 23

[RELATED: Family and friends identify and remember 3 victims in Scottsdale plane crash]

Investigators with the NTSB were on the scene on Tuesday prowling the crash site, trying to pinpoint a cause. A preliminary report won't be released for another 10 to 14 days.

A final NTSB report is not expected for at least 12 months.

[RELATED: Friends & family speak about victims in fiery plane crash in Scottsdale]

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