5 killed in plane crash in California parking lot

Costa Mesa Mall Plane Crash

Eddie Ponsdomenech Costa Mesa Mall plane crash leaves multiple fatalities

Dashcam footage shows the plane abruptly taking a nosedive and slamming into a shopping center parking lot outside a Staples store in Santa Ana. Floria posted a photo to Instagram about two hours before the crash with the caption, "Flying out to LA".

The Orange County coroner's office on Monday identified the victims as Scott Shepherd, 53, of Diablo; Lara Shepherd, 42, of Diablo; Nasim Ghanadan, 29, of Alamo; Floria Hakimi, 62, of Danville; and Navid Hakimi, 32, of Los Angeles.

Emma Gonzales, who works at the Buffalo Wild Wings in the strip mall, said she felt the building shake.

Hakimi's son, Navid Hakimi, and Shepherd's husband, Scott Shepherd, also died. Aside from being a successful real estate agent, she loved to dance and taught kids how to read and write in Farsi.

Family and friends remembered Ghanadan in a series of Facebook tributes in the wake of her death.

"It just banked, he turned and it just came straight down", witness Alex Perkins said. "Just always the life of the party".

Small plane Cessna 414 departed from Concord, collapsed 2 miles from John Wayne in California.

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Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Arlene Salac says the twin-engine plane declared an emergency Sunday before crashing about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from Orange County's John Wayne Airport.

Dash-cam video shows a twin-engine Cessna as it fell from the sky, head first, around 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

The plane struck a parked vehicle, but the occupant was inside a store and was not injured, according to the Orange County Fire Authority. Tony Bommarito with the Orange County Fire Authority, tells PEOPLE.

Twin-engine Cessna EN route to the local airport John Wayne, fell in the quarter from a major shopping center South Coast Plaza on a parked auto, whose driver at this time, fortunately, was in the store. Customers ran out of a nearby restaurant and saw the wreckage of the white plane with green and blue trim.

"Spending the day with both her and my lovely son is literally all I could have asked for", he wrote.

The Shepherds have two children, according to Lara's profile on the real estate site.

"Our entire Pacific Union family is mourning the loss of our colleagues, family and friends", CEO Mark McLaughlin said in a statement.

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