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Bay Area Pacific Union Realtors Killed In Santa Ana Plane Crash Sunday

Bay Area Pacific Union Realtors Killed In Santa Ana Plane Crash Sunday

The plane was heading to the airport southeast of Los Angeles when it came down and struck an unoccupied parked auto in the lot of a Staples store and a CVS pharmacy, Orange County Fire Authority Captain Steve Concialdi said.

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board arrived at the crash scene about 11 p.m. Sunday and left about two hours later to await daylight, a videographer reported from the scene.

They said she always talked about wanting to open a school for young girls in the Middle East.

An airplane crashed in a strip mall parking lot in Santa Ana, California, on Sunday, killing all five people onboard. Lara's husband, Scott, was also a real estate developer in the Bay Area, according to her profile on the Pacific Union website.

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

Nasim Ghanadan's family said she was full of life.

Taos County sheriff's officials said Saturday that the children ranging in age from 1 to 15 were removed from the compound in the small community of Amalia - 145 miles northeast of Albuquerque in an isolated high-desert area near the Colorado border.

The crash site is a little more than a mile away from John Wayne Airport.

"And somebody - one of the patrons - yelled, and they looked up and saw the plane coming down towards the parking lot", agency spokesman Steve Concialdi said.

No one on the ground was hurt, police said.

Floria had two sons, Navid Hakimi and Aden Hakimi.

The plane crashed into the parking lot of a shopping area in the 3800 block of South Bristol Street, about a mile northwest from John Wayne Orange County Airport, where the aircraft was headed.

The plane was registered to a San Francisco Real Estate Company. "Our entire Pacific Union family is mourning the loss of our colleagues, family and friends". Customers ran out of a nearby restaurant and saw the wreckage of the white plane with green and blue trim.