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Plane crashes in California parking lot, killing all five passengers

06 August 2018

A small plane crashed near the parking lot of a mall in the USA state of California, killing all five people on board, the authorities said.

The plane went down around 12:30 p.m.in the 3900 block of Bristol Street in Santa Ana, the OCFA said, adding that the Costa Mesa Fire Department was also responding to the scene.

Five people have died after a light plane crashed into a carpark in Southern California.

All of the passengers on the plane were employees of Pacific Union International, a real estate company out of Danville, California. The pilot of the Cessna 414 declared emergency before the plane plummeted into the mall parking lot.

A small plane crashed in the parking lot of a shopping center in California on Sunday.

KTLA reported that the twin-engine aircraft went down near South Coast Plaza and the crash happened in the parking lot of a Staples store.

The crash site is about one mile northwest of the northern end of the runway at John Wayne Orange County Airport.

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

It was a close call for at least one person, whose vehicle got damaged in the incident.

Footage and photos on social media showed the wreckage of a twin-engine Cessna aircraft.

Plane crashes in California parking lot, killing all five passengers