5 killed in plane crash in parking lot of Santa Ana shopping center

A pilot and four passengers were killed Sunday afternoon when a twin-engine aircraft, which had declared an emergency, crashed into a busy parking lot across from South Coast Plaza, striking a car whose driver was apparently inside shopping.The Cessna 414 was on approach to John Wayne Airport, said Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi. There were no survivors.The plane went down at 12:28 p.m. in the parking lot of a Staples Supercenter, at 3861 S. Bristol St. in Santa Ana, near Sunflower Avenue. The parking lot is shared by a CVS drug store, a Michaels art-supply store, a Wells Fargo Bank branch and other stores. A gas station is adjacent to the lot.

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