5 killed in CA when plane crashes into parking lot

Frederick Owens
August 6, 2018

All five victims have been identified in a deadly small plane crash on Sunday afternoon at an Orange County shopping mall two miles from John Wayne Airport.

The twin-engine Cessna plane was bound for John Wayne Airport, when the pilot declared an emergency.

The crash is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.

It was not clear if any people on the ground were hit.

The pilot and four passengers who were killed when a small plane crashed in a Santa Ana parking lot have been identified. Although a auto in the lot was damaged, authorities said Sunday evening there appeared to be no injuries on the ground.

"It actually came down in front of us".

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"We looked up to see the plane falling nose first", she told the Times.

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Footage from the scene shows the wreckage of a twin-engine Cessna.

Speaking to the New York Times, Bommarito said, "If [the pilot] did do anything that prevented him from going anywhere else that was more crowded, he did a great job".

A second onlooker said: "I actually saw the plane fall from the sky while I was a passenger in my husband's auto about 500 ft away from the crash site".

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