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5 Killed After Small Plane Crashes In Southern California Parking Lot

A twin-engine Cessna crashed at a parking lot of Santa Ana city in Southern California, boarded by five people with all the passengers being killed on Sunday. However, no news of people being hurt due to the plane crash is received yet, who were present in the parking lot at that time.

The plane was heading to the airport southeast of Los Angeles before deciding to go for the emergency landing. There are reports of the plane hitting an unoccupied car that was parked in the parking lot. As per further reports of the Orange County Fire Authority Captain Steve Concialdi, the plane crash caused no fire and nobody on the ground was hurt.

One of the witnesses of the accident, Ella Pham, 20, stated, “We looked up to see the plane falling nose first. It was so heartbreaking just seeing the plane crumbled into pieces.”

As per the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) records, it was a small two-engine aircraft registered to a San Francisco company and had started its journey from the East bay suburb of Concord. According to the Fire authorities, the crash took place around 12:30 p.m. local time.

The FAA also tweeted that the Cessna 414 had declared an emergency landing, but could not control itself and finally resulted into crashing in a mall parking lot. The pilot of the plane requested for emergency landing at a distance of about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from John Wayne Airport. The parking lot lies near the John Wayne Orange County Airport.

An investigation to probe into the plane crash has been launched by the FAA. The National Transportation Safety Board will also determine the cause of the accident.

The Orange County Fire Authority has established a medical group so that the people injured can be taken proper care of following the accident, if any.