The instructor and five other people died when their plane hit a power pole and nosedived into a tree soon after take-off from an airport near St Louis, in the US state of Missouri, on Saturday.
Investigators believe the plane had engine failure. A witness reported seeing its right engine in flames moments after take-off.
Two people, including Australian tourist Kimberley Dear, 21, were seriously injured and remain in a US hospital.
|Kim Dear with her father William at her overseas send-off, and the wreck of the plane after it nosedived into a suburban backyard. Photo: Supplied/AP | Source|
Her father, Bill, of Sydenham in Melbourne’s north-west, spoke to the media at the time and explained the final moments of the life of the brave skydiving instructor.