Published: Wed, August 08, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

5 killed in plane crash in California parking lot

5 killed in plane crash in California parking lot

Nobody on the ground was hurt.

The crash site is a little more than a mile away from John Wayne Airport.

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 4 passengers worked for a real estate company in San Francisco and were presumably on a business trip.

The plane went down at about 12:29 p.m. local time into the parking lot of a Staples Supercenter, local news outlet, City News Service, reported.

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.

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Scott Shepherd piloted the aircraft, the coroner said.

The 1973 Cessna 414 was registered to Category III Aviation San Francisco company and had flown from the San Francisco Bay area suburb of Concord, according to FAA records.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

The plane was heading to the airport southeast of Los Angeles when it came down and struck an unoccupied parked vehicle in the lot of a Staples store and a CVS pharmacy, Orange County Fire Authority Captain Steve Concialdi said. Tony Bommarito, the public information officer with Orange County Fire Authority. "#SantaAna", tweeted user @xomissella with a photo of the crumpled plane amidst some palm trees.

The nearby intersection of Sunflower Avenue at Bristol Street was closed in all four directions as National Transportation Safety Board and FAA investigators scrambled to the crash just northeast of South Coast Plaza on the Santa Ana of its boundary with Costa Mesa.

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