Plane crash takes lives of 2 American families

Just after takeoff, a charter plane in Costa Rica nose-dived and took the lives of two families: one from Florida, and one from New York.
1:22 | 01/02/18

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families lost. Their parents and children dying in a holiday plane crash. Their charter plane crashing in Costa Rica. One family was from Florida and the other from New York state. And here's ABC's kayna Whitworth with what we've learned tonight. Reporter: Investigators in Costa Rica now looking into whether strong winds or mechanical failure were factors in the fiery new year's eve plane crash just moments after takeoff. It beard to left and it nose-dived right in front of us. Reporter: Nobody survived. 12 people killed, including two American families. From Tampa, Mitchell and Leslie Weiss and their teenage son and daughter. Not having her in our lives is going to be -- is unfathomable. Reporter: And from Scarsdale, New York, Irene and Bruce Steinberg and their three sons. The only comfort from talking to our other friends is that they were all together and they will be together. They'll be together forever. Reporter: Also killed, their tour guide, 33-year-old Amanda Geissler. The plane registered to Costa Rica's nature air which has had a solid safety record. But just four months ago, another nature air flight crashed, killing two people. David, the pilot of that plane was delayed on an earlier flight because of strong winds. And tonight, Costa rican authorities say that American investigators will be joining them tomorrow.

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