Scott Shepherd, Lara Shepherd, Nasim Ghanadan, also killed in plane crash near South Coast Plaza
SANTA ANA, Calif. (August 6, 2018) – Five people who died Sunday afternoon in a small plane crash were identified by family members and the coroner as Nasim Ghanadan, 29, a Bay-area Realtor; Scott Shepherd, 53; Lara Shepherd, 42; and Floria Hakami, 62. All four of those victims live in and around the San Francisco Bay Area.
Navid Hakami, 32, of Los Angeles, was the fifth person killed in the crash, according to the Orange County Sheriff Coroner.
The crash was reported at 12:30 p.m. on August 5th. The pilot of a twin-engine Cessna 414 aircraft was unable to stop the plane from suddenly falling from the sky. The aircraft landed in a parking lot in front of a Staples Superstore near South Coast Plaza. The small aircraft crashed into a parked vehicle on the ground at the shopping center located at 3800 block of South Bristol Street near Sunflower Avenue.
The plane was just a mile from John Wayne Orange County Airport. The crash is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board. All five people were aboard the aircraft and no one on the ground was involved.
Aviation Accident Investigation
At this time, investigators are piecing together evidence to help them figure out what caused this horrible crash.
We offer our prayers to all those who lost a loved one in this horrible crash.
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