Witnesses describe 'big explosion' in deadly skydiving plane crash

They said they saw the plane flip sideways and then nose-dive into the ground.
1:52 | 06/25/19

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There is news tonight after that deadly sky diving plane crash in Hawaii, and the 11 people killed onboard. Some family members witnessing the horrifying moment. Video emerging of the plane nearly crashing three years ago, and the sky divers right there scrambling to escape in midair. The images raising questions tonight about the plane's safety record. ABC's will Carr is in oahu. Reporter: Tonight, with victims family members watching from the ground in horror, witnesses say just before that sky diving plane crashed, they saw the twin engine flip sideways and nose dive into the ground. Steve tickmaier raced to the scene. We had a big explosion. Reporter: You can see there's not much left of the plane. The ground and the fence are charred and you really get the sense of just how hot it was burning right after the crash. This video shows the same plane in 2016. The pilot on that flight lost control. The plane spiraled into a dangerous spin. Out! Out! Reporter: Before the pilot could recover, pieces of the plane flew off in mid-air. I saw something fall down from the plane, like a sheet or something, I don't know what it was. We want to look at the quality of the repairs that were made and whether it was inspected by FAA and the quality of those inspections. Reporter: The victims include a young couple celebrating their first wedding anniversary. A Navy say lorre stationed in Hawaii. A 23-year-old sky diving student. And six employees from the oahu parachute center, including Daniel horn Dorn who survived a harrowing jump three years ago when his main parachute didn't open. And yet he skept sky diving. We're told the crew had a real passion for adventure. Federal investigators are here on the scene. They tell us they're looking into that plane's history and how much weight was onboard. David? Will Carr, thank you.

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