11 people confirmed dead after skydiving plane crash in Hawaii

Eleven people are dead after a skydiving plane crashed and erupted into flames after takeoff from an airfield on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.

The group had been preparing to do a "sunset tandem" jump when the packed aircraft crashed during takeoff.

There were no survivors and the victims have not been identified.

Some family members of the victims were reportedly watching at the airport at the time of the crash.

According to FAA records, the Beechcraft King Air plane with two turboprop engines was manufactured in 1967, AP reports.

Customers are strapped to employees and drop from the aircraft's side door from 10,000 feet (3000 metres) or higher, AP reports.

The accident is one of the deadliest civilian air disasters in Hawaiian history.