Skydivers Recovered, Mourned

By Lucas Laursen,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 10, 2007 7:50 AM CDT
Ivy Green, holds a recent photo of her brother Casey Craig, left, skydiving with herself, lower right, and her brother Kelly Craig, upper right, as she talks to reporters Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, about...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Families recalled young adrenalin junkies hooked on skydiving from their first jump as Washington coroners today continued the process of identifying the 10 who died in a plane crash Sunday in the Washington woods, reports the Yakima Herald-Republic. "She had that passion and just couldn't stop," said one woman of her 24-year-old daughter.

Officials initially could find only 7 bodies, then identified the remaining 3 in the debris of a horrific crash site. Describing an airplane that plummeted straight into the ground at 70 mph, one official said, the crash site was only 100 feet by 60 feet. The cause is unknown, but a hunter reported hearing a plane with engine problems Sunday night, then silence.