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Five people killed when aircraft strikes house in Yorba Linda, California
The crash killed the male pilot of the plane and four people -- two males and two females -- who were in the single-family home, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said on Twitter.
Authorities said the pilot, a 75-year-old retired Chicago police officer, flew the 1981 twin-engine Cessna 414A about 10 miles before he encountered some sort of mid-air issue.
Yorba Linda plane crash: Residents were hosting Super Bowl party when plane crashed into home; pilot ID'd
At an afternoon press conference Monday, Orange County sheriff's officials identified the pilot as 75-year-old Antonio Pastini, a retired Chicago police officer from Gardnerville, Nevada.
Orange County Coroner officials on Wednesday identified four family members killed in a home Sunday when a small plane crashed into a Yorba Linda neighborhood, also killing the pilot.
The pilot whose plane broke apart and crashed into a Southern California home, killing five people, was disciplined for dangerous flying years earlier, it was reported Friday.
The NTSB says Fullerton Municipal Airport officials informed pilots that developing rain required the switch from navigation by sight to navigation by instruments. The report doesn’t say if Pastini went to instrument navigation.