Five dead in California parking lot plane crash

Larry Hoffman
August 8, 2018

Tony Bommarito, the public information officer with Orange County Fire Authority.

Family and friends remembered Ghanadan in a series of Facebook tributes in the wake of her death.

Cell phone video shows the chaotic scene just after the plane crashed into an Orange County parking lot, smashing into a vehicle.

No one was hurt on the ground as the twin-engine Cessna 414 aircraft clipped an unoccupied auto, but "fortunately, that person was inside the store shopping at the time of impact", Orange County Fire Authority Capt.

Ghanadan loved to cook Persian and American food and loved dancing.

Twin-engine Cessna EN route to the local airport John Wayne, fell in the quarter from a major shopping center South Coast Plaza on a parked auto, whose driver at this time, fortunately, was in the store.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Arlene Salac says the twin-engine Cessna 414 declared an emergency before crashing about a mile (1.6 kilometres) from Orange County's John Wayne Airport.

Witnesses said they saw the plane turn before it suddenly began to dive toward the shopping center.

Navid Hakimi, of Los Angeles, was a musician and a DJ. Eyewitnesses saw the plane make a turn and then go straight to the ground, nose-down.

OCFA firefighters and coroner's personnel removed all the bodies from the wreckage by about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Concialdi said. Social media posts suggest they were mother and son. "My heart is bursting!" "Our entire Pacific Union family is mourning the loss of our colleagues, family and friends".

Lara Shepherd was relatively new to the business, but successful, according to Moggan. "Life is precious and we are focused on comforting the loved ones affected by this devastating event".

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. A phone call to the company was not immediately returned.

"The pilot declared an emergency, however, he did not state the nature of the problem", Albert Nixon, an investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board, said at a news conference on Monday.

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