Five people killed when small plane crashes in California parking lot

A firefighter is seen near the wreckage of an airplane after it crashed in Santa Ana on Sunday Aug. 5 2018

KABC A firefighter is seen near the wreckage of an airplane after it crashed in Santa Ana on Sunday Aug. 5 2018

Tony Bommarito said. "This was a Sunday afternoon and we have people shopping, so the fact that we have no injuries on the ground is a miracle in itself".

The CEO of a San Francisco real estate company and four others died when a private plane he was piloting crashed into a a Southern California parking lot, according to the Orange County coroner.

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

"My godson and I heard the noise, and then I looked up, and it was already lowering down".

Shocking new footage shows the aircraft falling from the sky moments before five victims were killed.

Nasim Ghanadan was killed in the crash on Sunday.

A spokesperson for Pacific Union revealed all of the passengers on the aircraft were employees of the real estate company. They said she was 29 years old. Her family confirmed the flight was a business trip.

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

The plane crashed just a block away from the mall.

The FAA launched an investigation into the crash and added that the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the cause.

A medical group has been established to handle patient care and treatment, said the Orange County Fire Authority.

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