Jacob Curiel’s trip was only supposed to take a couple of hours and when his mom didn’t hear from him she got worried.
"When we come back you know we’ll go out to the desert and he just pounded my knuckles and we said I love you we’ll see you when we get back and that was the last time I ever heard from him," twin brother Jason Curiel said.
Jason Curiel’s twin brother talking about the last time he saw his brother before the plane crash.
"It’s kinda hard when you get a phone call saying that they never made it," older brother Francisco Curiel said.
Their brother Jacob worked for a construction company based out of Clovis. The owner of the company and Jacob headed back to work Sunday afternoon when the plane crashed near bakersfield. The plane was piloted by the owner of the company.
"They think it could’ve been ice on the wings because they said he was trying to shake it off," Jason Curiel said. His brothers say they’re going to miss his smiling face and how much fun he was.
"He was always happy. Even though like he would do stuff like you’d be like that’s not cool man especially like doing burn outs in your best friend’s front yard and having mud on the roof," Jason Curiel said.
The last time Francisco saw his brother Jacob was when he was driving his Razor. One of Jacob Curiel's favorite things to do.
"I gave him a hug and I told him I love him and off he went," Francisco Curiel said.