A plane crashed Sunday near a shopping center in Santa Ana, outside of Los Angeles, leaving at least five dead, as reported by Orange County authorities. Firefighters and ambulances came after the aircraft rushed into the building’s parking lot.
The plane lost altitude and crashed into at least one of the cars that were parked, although there was nobody inside, said Steve Concialdi, captain of the county firefighters, to local media. The aircraft was registered in a company in San Francisco and had flown from a suburb of East Bay of Concord, north of the state, according to the records of airport authorities.
After the incident, the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States announced in a tweet: “A Cessna 414 aircraft made an emergency call and crashed in the parking lot of a shopping center near the John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, a 12.28 The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Board Safety [the US agency responsible for investigating air accidents] will determine the causes of the accident. ”
This is not the first time that an accident of this type occurs in the area, in fact last year two people were injured after a small plane crashed on a nearby highway. The causes of the accident are still being investigated.