Bahamas police have confirmed that an Arizona couple was among those killed in a single-engine plane crash over the weekend.
Police in Grand Bahamas have identified the victims as Glen and Leslie Steiner of Mesa, AZ, and Miewzea and Anthony Wishart of Indiana.
The Cirrus SR-22 plane was registered to First Class Flyers LLC in Cicero, IN.
Police say the small plane was destroyed when it crashed into the sea minutes after takeoff Sunday from an airport on Grand Bahamas, the chain's northernmost major island.
"All I know is that shortly after take off the propellers weren't spinning on the plane. (It was) a malfunction of the engine of some sort," said the couple's son, Rob Steiner.
"I'll always miss having someone to go to ask a question. There is nothing I couldn't talk to him about," he continued.
Steiner said his parents were very involved in the community. The Steiners owned One Call Plumbing Services. Throughout the Mesa community, they were known as being very charitable.
"Glen's priorities (were) making sure we're making sure we're taking care of the customers and making sure we're taking sure of the employees. (That was) sometimes at his own expense. That's how he operated. That's the kind of people they were," said Jonathan Brewster, a close family friend, and the company's Service Manager.
Authorities say the bodies have been recovered.
Police are investigating what caused the crash.
Stay with cbs5az.com and CBS 5 News for updates on this developing story.
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