Plane crash in Staples parking lot kills five near Los Angeles

Plane crash in Staples parking lot kills five near Los Angeles

Plane crash in Staples parking lot kills five near Los Angeles

All five victims were passengers on the airplane.

The Federal Aviation Administration revealed that the pilot called an emergency before the plane crashed.

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. The doomed flight's horrifying nose-dive was captured by at least two vehicle's dashboard cameras. Although a auto in the lot was damaged, authorities said Sunday evening there appeared to be no injuries on the ground.

"It actually came down in front of us".

All five people on board the aircraft were killed, officials said.

The victims include Navid Hakimi, 32, of Los Angeles; Floria Hakimi, 62, of Danville; Nasim Ghanadan, 29, of Alamo; Scott Shepherd, 53, and Lara Shepherd, 42, both of Diablo, according to the Orange County Coroner.

Ghanadan's biography on the Pacific Union website reads: 'Nasim's clients appreciate her honesty, tenacious work ethic, strong negotiation skills and cheerful spirit'.

Ella Pham, 20, and her boyfriend were just leaving the parking lot at the time of the crash.

"Her business philosophy is to treat her clients like family", the website stated.

It crashed in a parking lot for Staples, a CVS pharmacy and other retailers, said Captain Tony Bommarito of the Orange County Fire Authority.

Witnesses in watched in horror as the plane flew low over the shopping area near the upscale South Coast Plaza mall and nosedived into the parking lot.

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