St. Paul man among 11 victims of skydiving crash in Hawaii

It's the deadliest U.S. civilian aircraft crash seen since 2011.
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A St. Paul man is among the 11 killed when a skydiving plane crashed in Hawaii.

The Honolulu Medical Examiner identified seven of the 11 victims killed in the crash on Friday, among them 28-year-old Minnesota resident Nikolas Glebov.

He was on board when the plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Dillingham Airfield on O'ahu, the most populous of the Hawaiian islands, on Friday.

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports that National Transportation Safety Board investigators (NTSB) are at the scene investigating, and say the plane is believed to have flipped and burned after taking off.

The NTSB revealed on Monday that the same Beechcraft plane had been involved in a mid-air incident in Northern California three years ago, with video showing the plane spinning and forcing 14 skydivers to jump out early, per CBS News.

Witnesses on O'ahu told the TV station they saw the plane spin in the air and "never gained enough altitude" for the skydivers to jump out safely, before "nose-diving into the ground."

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