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Five Dead After Plane Crashes Into California CVS Parking Lot

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Neetu Chandak Education and Politics Reporter
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Five passengers died after a plane crashed into a Southern California CVS parking lot Sunday.

The twin-engine plane issued an emergency before crashing about a mile away from John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokeswoman Arlene Salac said, the Associated Press reported. Nobody on the ground was hurt and there was no fire.

There were no survivors from the crash.

The plane was headed to the airport when it hit an empty car in the mall’s lot, Orange County Fire Authority Captain Steve Concialdi said, according to the AP. (RELATED: Officials Say Five People Died In Oklahoma Small Plane Crash)

Several stores in the area are closed due to the crash. Photos from the scene of the crash show the plane upright, but on its belly, the AP reported.

The plane was a 1973 Cessna 414, which was registered to a Category III Aviation Corp in San Francisco, NBC 4 reported. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident.

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