5 people die in plane crash in California mall parking lot

A small twin-engine Cessna bound for John Wayne Airport in Orange County crashed into the parking lot of a Staples office supply store on Sunday killing all five people aboard Orange County fire officials said

A small twin-engine Cessna bound for John Wayne Airport in Orange County crashed into the parking lot of a Staples office supply store on Sunday killing all five people aboard Orange County fire officials said

Bommarito explained the plane was on its way to nearby John Wayne Airport, and it is possible the pilot intentionally avoided people on the ground during the plane's collision to limit the number of casualties. Ghanadan, the 29-year-old victim, worked as a real estate consultant who lived in the Bay Area, KTLA reported.

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.

A light plane has crashed into a vehicle park in Southern California, killing five people.

Photos from the scene showed the plane upright but on its belly.

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

A driver captured the moment the plane spiraled to the ground on a dashboard camera. "I couldn't believe what was happening". Several roads surrounding the shopping center and the South Coast Plaza mall across the street were closed.

"Category III is an aeronautical term which refers to a combination of highly trained pilots and sophisticated cockpit avionics working together to safely land an aircraft in zero visibility conditions", says a statement on the company's website. The FAA launched an investigation into the crash, and added that the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause.

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