Brothers remembered after tragic plane crash

Updated: May. 24, 2016 at 6:07 PM CDT
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LAWTON, OK (KSWO) -Family and friends are grieving the loss of two Cameron graduates and brothers who were killed in a plane crash in Hawaii on Monday.

Marshal and Phillip Cabe, both from Lawton, were on a skydiving tour in Hawaii when their plane crashed shortly after takeoff Monday morning. The crash killed all five people on board.

Their friends were shocked to learn the news. They said just a week ago, the brothers left for Hawaii to visit their father. Their friends say they saw them right before they left, and now they are just in shock that they are gone.

"It was just heartbreaking. There are pains you experience in life, and when you lose a friend, or somebody that close that's like a loved one, it hits, part of your soul dies," said Joshua Kelly, a friend.

Kelly can hardly believe his lifelong friends are gone. He says Phillip was one of his closest friends.

"He was always quirky and witty. He would do whatever he needed to do to try to make someone smile, and that's what I'm going to miss the most," Kelly said.

Jeff Larson works at Cameron University and says that's where he first met Marshall before eventually becoming friends and meeting his older brother Phillip. He says before they left on their trip, he had just attended Phillip's surprise birthday party, so news of their deaths was a total shock.

"When I found out about it, I was just floored. These were two guys that I just saw the previous week before they left. And you know, just the bond they had with watch other, it was just inseparable," Larson said.

The brothers were members of the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity. Their fraternity brothers say when they found out, they didn't want to believe that it was real. Joved Serrnal, a fraternity brother, says he's thankful for all the memories he has.

"It's the little things you really don't think of when they are here. You know, just talking to them, even if you aren't doing anything, you're just sitting there talking to them because they are good company," Serrnal said.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with the funeral expenses of the two brothers. Fort Sill National Bank also has a donation account set up for the family.

The three other people killed in the crash include the pilot and two skydive instructors.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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