SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2018, SANTA ANA, Califορνια
Five people were killed when a small plane they were in crashed Sunday afternoon in a Santa Ana parking lot near South Coast Plaza.
The crash occurred at 12:28 p.m. in the 3800 block of Bristol Street, no one on the ground was injured.
The crash site is just north of the popular South Coast Plaza shopping mall and a few blocks northwest of John Wayne Airport, which was the pilot’s destination.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the Cessna 414 aircraft declared an emergency before slamming into the parking lot.
The plane struck at least one unoccupied vehicle, whose owner was elsewhere shopping at the time.
The plane is registered to the San Francisco-based real estate company Category III and had left Concord, according to an FAA database.
The cause of the incident will be investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.
Authorities confirmed that all five people on board were adults and that all five people on the plane died in the crash. No one on the ground was injured in the crash.
The National Transportation Safety Board is leading the investigation into the crash, with the FAA providing assistance.