SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say five people are dead after a small airplane has crashed near a Southern California mall parking lot.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Arlene Salac says the twin-engine Cessna 414 declared an emergency before crashing about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from Orange County’s John Wayne Airport.
Photos from the scene show the plane upright but on its belly outside the South Coast Plaza shopping center. The fire department is on scene.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash.
No one on the ground was injured.
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