Orange County plane crash victims identified as Bay Area residents

SANTA ANA (KRON) - Four of the five people killed in a plane crash in Orange County are identified as Bay Area residents.

The small plane crashed in a Staples parking lot in Santa Ana, but was registered to a San Francisco company and had flown from Concord.

The victims are identified as:

  • 53-year-old Scott Shepherd of Diablo
  • 42-year-old Lara Shepherd of Diablo
  • 62-year-old Floria Hakimi of Danville
  • 29-year-old Nasim Ghanadan of Alamo
  • 32-year-old Navid Hakimi of Los Angeles

The three women pictured worked for a real estate company called Pacific Union International.

Scott Shepherd was Lara Shepherd's husband and was the one flying the plane.

Navid Hakimi was the son of Floria Hakimi.

The CEO of Pacific Union, Mark McLaughlin, released the following statement to the public:

Pacific Union International lost five of our extended family yesterday afternoon.

Three were Pacific Union realtors:

  • Nasim Ghanadan
  • Floria Hakimi
  • Lara Shepherd

All three worked in our Danville office.

Lara Shepherd’s husband, Scott Shepherd, the pilot of the plane was also lost as was Floria Hakimi's son Navid Hakimi who was also killed in the crash.

Our entire Pacific Union family is mourning the loss of our colleagues, family and friends. We ask everyone to join us in respecting the privacy of all immediate family members during this time.

Life is precious and we are focused on comforting the loved ones affected by this devastating event.




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