Cessna plane crashes in California parking lot, killing all 5 on board

Cessna plane crashes in California parking lot, killing all 5 on board

Cessna plane crashes in California parking lot, killing all 5 on board

The plane crashed in the parking lot of a Staples office supply store in the 3800 block of Bristol Street.

The crash site is about one mile northwest of the northern end of the runway at John Wayne Orange County Airport.

The plane went down around 12:30 Sunday afternoon in a shopping center parking lot in Santa Ana.

"Fortunately, that person was inside the store shopping at the time of the impact", Orange County Fire Authority Capt.

The resident's father used to fly planes, she had a feeling that something was wrong. There were no injuries on the ground.

Referring to the pilot, Bommarito said: "If he did do anything that prevented him from going anywhere else that was more crowded, he did a great job".

A victim of Sunday's plane crash in Santa Ana, California, took one final photo hours before the plane's nosedive led to the deaths of herself and five other passengers.

When the firefighters arrived, the two people in the plane were already dead.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash. Dashcam footage showing the moments before the vessel went down was released Monday.

Friends and associates said all five were employees of Pacific Union International.

They were identified as pilot Scott Shepherd, 53; Lara Shepherd, 42; Floria Hakimi, 62; Nasim Ghanadan, 29, all of the Bay Area; and 32-year-old Navid Hakimi, of Los Angeles.

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