Homendy said the Board has 11 people on site to assist in the investigation, gathering perishable evidence like maintenance and pilot records, FAA oversight of the company, as well as local weather and airport conditions at the time of the crash. Homendy said the same aircraft was involved in an accident in California on July 23, 2016, in which the pilot lost control of the aircraft as he prepared to drop a number of jumpers. All 14 jumpers aboard that day escaped after they jumped from the airplane at 12,000 feet. The video also captures pieces of the King Air flying off the airplane following a spin that was reported as at least nine full rotations before the King Air pilot managed to get it down on the ground. While the pilot of the aircraft survived the 2016 crash, the accident caused substantial damage to the King Air's tail. Homendy said, "The investigation will look at the quality of the repairs at that time. The aircraft did not carry a flight data recorder. N256TA, built in 1967, was registered to a Granite Bay California LLC.