Mariah Coogan: 23-Year-Old Instagram Model Passes Away in Plane Crash

Mariah Coogan was 23. She was a beautiful Instagram model with over 30,000 followers.

Tragically, on April 9th, she died in a private plane crash in Scottsdale, Arizona while flying out to Las Vegas.

Five others died with her, though two remain unidentified. Those who have been identified include Anand Patel, who was 26, Helena Lagos, who was 22, and James Pedroza, who was 28.

Mariah is survived by her parents and four siblings.

As much sorrow as her followers are feeling, those who knew her best now mourn her the most.

Take a look at some of the photos that she decided to share before her passing and learn more about this talented beauty who died too young.

1. This was Mariah’s last photo shared to Instagram

Mariah coogan and chapo el guapo
The dog featured is Chapo El Guapo. According to her tags, the drink was ketchup and ice.

2. She was a horse-trainer and enjoyed equestrian sports

Mariah coogan photo
Mariah trained with horses in 2012 and clearly had a love for animals.

3. She left school to pursue modeling in 2012

Mariah coogan flaunts her slim figure
At the time, even the principal of her school praised her adventurous spirit and how likable she was.

4. Mariah recently moved into a modeling house

Mariah coogan in a blue bikini
The house is in Hollywood. It is not uncommon for career-driven models to share a home.

5. Mariah was in Scottsdale for the Phoenix Lights Festival

Mariah coogan in sunglasses
Just two days before her fateful crash, she posted this photo to announce that she had obtained new sunglasses, just for the festival.

6. Mariah was headed to Vegas with friends

Mariah coogan mirror selfie
She shared videos of her fellow passengers and of the plane just before takeoff.

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