Plane crash in Staples parking lot kills five near Los Angeles

Kenny Grant
August 6, 2018

Moments before small plane crashes in Santa Ana parking lot Officials said Scott Shepherd was piloting the twin-engine Cessna about 12:30 p.m. Sunday when it went down in the parking lot of a Staples store in the 3800 block of Bristol Street, across from South Coast Plaza.

Ghanadan's biography on the Pacific Union website reads: 'Nasim's clients appreciate her honesty, tenacious work ethic, strong negotiation skills and cheerful spirit'. A vehicle can be seen parked mere meters from the wreckage.

Authorities are still in the dark as to what was going on in the descending plane's cockpit.

A second onlooker said: "I actually saw the plane fall from the sky while I was a passenger in my husband's auto about 500 ft away from the crash site".

Category III Aviation Corp, a San Francisco real estate firm, owned the plane, FAA records showed.

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

The incident reportedly occurred at around 12.30pm on Sunday.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash, Salac said. East Bay woman ID'd as one of Southern California plane crash victimsGhanadan was a realtor at Pacific Union in Danville.

A married couple had their lives saved when an off-duty firefighter pulled them from the aircraft.

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