Sunday, 21 October, 2018

Five Dead in California 414 Crash

Plane crash in California parking lot kills five people Wreckage of twin-engine plane lies crumpled in parking lot in Santa Ana Calif. where it crashed Sunday afternoon
Ginger Lawrence | 06 August, 2018, 16:39

Family members identified one of the victims as Nasim Ghanadan, who was a realtor from the East Bay and on the flight for work.

The Cessna 414 is registered to an owner in San Francisco, according to Federal Aviation Administration records.

The twin-engine 1973 Cessna light plane, bound for John Wayne Airport in Orange County, had roughly a mile to go till the airport when it crashed on the parking lot in front of the Staples store. All of the wreckage appeared to be contained within the parking lot and video broadcast by NBC news showed the aircraft plunging straight into the lot.

Authorities are still in the dark as to what was going on in the descending plane's cockpit.

The crash came about a year after a twin-engine airplane burst into flames as it crash-landed on the 405 Freeway just a few miles away after taking off from John Wayne Airport.

The plane also hit a vehicle (pictured), but no one was reported injured.

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The parking lot is shared by a pharmacy, a bank and an art-supply store.

The incident reportedly occurred at around 12.30pm on Sunday.

The FAA launched an investigation into the crash, and added that the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause.

The plane also hit a auto, but no one in that vehicle was reported injured.

A married couple had their lives saved when an off-duty firefighter pulled them from the aircraft.