Deadly California plane crash caught on video, 29-year-old victim identified

07 August, 2018, 05:07 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • 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

"Fortunately, that person was inside the store shopping at the time of the impact", Orange County Fire Authority Capt. He said it appeared that the plane "went down pretty abruptly", and added that while the plane leaked jet fuel, it didn't ignite.

The group was all part of a Bay Area real estate consulting firm.

The Cessna 414, with Shepherd at the controls, crashed into the parking lot of the South Coast Plaza shopping center just before 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Taylor Darling-Daniel, a local resident, who lived near the crash site said that she was eating her lunch with her friend while watching a plane doing tricks at low altitude.

The Shepherds, of Diablo, California, have two children, ages 5 and 7, according to Pacific Union.


All of the passengers on the plane were employees of Pacific Union International, a real estate company out of Danville, California.

The plane took off from Buchanan Field Airport in Concord, California, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Santa Ana fire and police and Orange County Fire departments respond to the scene of a deadly plane crash in a parking lot. We looked up and we just saw a plane fall.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash.

The 1973 Cessna was registered to San Francisco-based Category III Aviation Corp., FAA records show. A phone call to the company was not immediately returned.

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