Five people killed in a plane crash Sunday afternoon in Santa Ana were Bay Area realtors and consultants headed to a conference in Southern California when their Cessna lost power and crashed into a Santa Ana parking lot.
Associates and friends have identified all five victims as Pacific Union agents bound for a Tom Ferry real estate conference when the aircraft’s pilot reported an in-flight emergency and went down.
The family of one of the victims identified their daughter, 29-year-old Nasim Ghanadan of Danville, as one of those aboard the plane when it crashed.
Others included developer and pilot Scott Shepherd, 53, of Diablo, Lara Shepherd, 42, Floria Hakimi, 62, of Danville and Nasim Ghandan, 30, of Alamo. Navid Hakimi, 32, of Los Angeles, also died in the crash.
Friends and associates said all five were employees of Pacific Union International.
The Cessna 414, with Shepherd at the controls, crashed into the parking lot of the South Coast Plaza shopping center just before 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. It left Concord’s Buchanan Field at 10:23 a.m.
No one on the ground was hurt, police said.