"She always had bright ideas and was confident in everything she did," Putman wrote. She spent six months with family in Virginia while attending graduate school, according to an online fundraising effort started for the woman's family.
Joshua Alexander, a restaurant manager in Virginia, came to know Rodriguez Garcia in recent months.
Police identified the victims two days after the April 9 crash but incorrectly said Valente was 26.They corrected the error after follow-up questions from Final medical examiner results are pending that will determine exactly how each died.MORE: Inquiry continues on small-plane crash that killed 6 at Scottsdale golf course He earned more certifications and accrued more than 4,500 hours of flight experience, including 2,500 hours of instruction in more than 40 different kinds of aircraft.Recently, he flew corporate jets around the world, and he wrote frequently about flying up and down the West Coast.Sallach has known Valente for about 10 years and described him as a true professional, among the most respected pilots and flight instructors in the West.
Though the crash had nothing to do with Sallach’s business, he has wondered what possibly could have gone so wrong on the return trip to Las Vegas.
Most of the victims were from Las Vegas, but Coogan was from Santa Rosa, California, and was a horse trainer and aspiring model.
Lagos was a part-time Las Vegas fashion model who reportedly was dating Pedroza, who reportedly bought a share of the 1970 six-seat plane in February and was considered a student pilot.
Pedroza worked as a VIP host at a gay nightclub at the Mirage in Las Vegas.
He was an "ally to the LGBTQ community," his friend and co-worker, Garrett Pattiani, told . "He never judged anyone and was always there to stand up for equal rights." She and Pedroza were dating, Putman said.
"She was eager for adventure, and I always found her easy to speak with," Rutherford told "She got on well with many students, too." Coogan was visiting the Valley for the Phoenix Lights Festival, according to a post from her Instagram profile on Saturday.