Traffic camera shows plane carrying Vegas revellers crash to the ground after ...

The private plane that crashed and killed six was filmed falling to the ground before erupting into a massive fireball by a nearby traffic camera.

Footage released by Scottsdale Police shows the lights of the plane zoom into the frame at high speed on before the wings turn on a 90 degree angle and the aircraft falls to the ground. 

The plane took off from Arizona on April 9 and was headed to Las Vegas with six people on board - it was only in the air about 15 minutes before it came crashing down on a nearby golf course.

A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board said the wings were 'nearly vertical' ahead of the crash.

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A traffic camera captured a light plane hurtling towards the ground just 15 minutes after takeoff in Arizona

The plane was carrying six, all who died on impact

A traffic camera captured a light plane hurtling towards the ground just 15 minutes after takeoff (pictured) in Arizona last month. The plane was carrying six, all who died on impact

Coogan, 23, was a model and part-time horse trainer from Santa Rosa, California

Anand 'Happy' Patel, 26

Passengers Mariah Coogan, 23, a model and part-time horse trainer from Santa Rosa, California and Anand Patel, 26, a nightclub and festival entrepreneur from Oklahoma whose nickname was 'happy', were both killed

Footage shows the plane turn on a sharp right angle before hitting a nearby golf course in a fireball

Footage shows the plane turn on a sharp right angle before hitting a nearby golf course in a fireball

Models Mariah Coogan, 23, and Helena Lagos, 22, nightlife promoter Anand 'Happy' Patel, 26, and nightclub host and aspiring pilot James Pedroza, 28, were all on board the Piper PA-24 Comanche when it crashed moments after taking off at about 9pm.

They were joined by pilot Erik Valente, 26, and exchange student Iris Carolina Garcia Rodriguez, 23, who was due to return to her native Honduras just days later, after a months-long stint studying at graduate school in Virginia.

Rodriguez's friends and family are now fundraising to bring her body back to  Honduras.

When investigators arrived at the scene, everyone on board was dead.

'The main cabin was mostly consumed by fire,' the NTSB report said.

'The outboard section of the right wing was separated, and in addition to thermal damage, exhibited substantial impact crush damage. 

'The inboard section of the right wing remained attached to the [body of the aircraft], and the majority of the left wing was found separated.'

Aspiring pilot James Pedroza, 28

22-year-old model Helena Lagos

James Pedroza, 28, was initially reportedly to be the pilot. He was dating 22-year-old model Helena Lagos, (right) who also died in the crash

23-year-old student Iris Carolina Garcia Rodriguez

Pilot Erik Valente, 26,

Pilot Erik Valente, 26, (right) was flying the Pipe PA-24 Comanche when it went down with five others on board, including 23-year-old student Iris Carolina Garcia Rodriguez (left) who had been attending graduate school in Virginia but was due to go back to her native Honduras

Pictured: Where the plane went down just minutes after taking off from Scottsdale airport

Pictured: Where the plane went down just minutes after taking off from Scottsdale airport

The plane could have had an unbalanced load, experts said. Pictured is the plane and one of the victims, James Pedroza, 28 (standing on the wing)

The plane could have had an unbalanced load, experts said. Pictured is the plane and one of the victims, James Pedroza, 28 (standing on the wing)

An aviation expert has suggested the plane went down because it was unevenly loaded or exceeding the weight limit.   

Professor Brent Bowen, from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, said information he has seen so far suggests the loaded weight and balance of the aircraft exceeded capacity.

Speaking to The Arizona Republic, Bowen calculated the Piper would have only been able to carry 960 pounds of passengers and cargo before breaching its weight limit.

Based on an average weight of 150 pounds per

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