Pilot’s emergency call didn’t specify problem

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – An investigator says the pilot declared an emergency but didn’t state the nature of his problem before a Cessna nosedived into a Southern California parking lot, killing all five people on board.

The National Transportation Safety Board’s Albert Nixon said he didn’t know Monday how much time elapsed between the distress call and the crash.

Nixon says the Cessna 414 struck four vehicles when it came down Sunday in a Santa Ana parking lot. Nobody on the ground was hurt.

The five victims included three co-workers at a Northern California real estate company and two of their family members.

The NTSB and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the cause of the crash.

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