5 killed in plane crash in California parking lot

Costa Mesa Mall Plane Crash

Costa Mesa Mall Plane Crash

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were investigating the crash. Nobody on the ground was hurt. "It wasn't much devastation [on the ground] other than the actual plane crash".

Pacific Union CEO Mark A. McLaughlin says Monday that the firm is mourning the loss of three real estate agents: Nasim Ghanadan, Floria Hakimi and Lara Shepherd. The parking lot where the crash took place includes a Staples, a CVS drug store and a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, meaning that the area could have easily been congested at the time of the crash.

Nobody on the ground was hurt when the twin-engine Cessna suddenly nosedived Sunday during its approach to John Wayne Airport southeast of Los Angeles.

The identities of the passengers killed in the crash were being withheld pending notification of kin. Scott Shepherd was the pilot.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Five people died when a small plane crashed in a Southern California parking lot on Sunday, according to the Orange County Fire Authority.

The plane was en route to nearby John Wayne Airport when the pilot declared an emergency and crashed around 12:30 p.m. local time in Santa Ana, near the South Coast Plaza shopping mall, the authorities said.

No one was hurt on the ground as the twin-engine Cessna 414 aircraft clipped an unoccupied auto, but "fortunately, that person was inside the store shopping at the time of impact", Orange County Fire Authority Capt.

The twin-engine aircraft crashed in the 3900 block of Bristol Street in the City of Santa Ana, according to the Orange County Fire Authority.

When emergency responders arrived on the scene, all 5 occupants of the plane were dead.

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