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|August 24, 2019|
Yorba Linda plane crash victims identified
YORBA LINDA – (INT) - Authorities have disclosed the identities of those who perished Sunday when a twin engine plane broke up in mid-flight and crashed into a home killing four other people.
The pilot, Antonio Pastini, 75, had just taken off from the Fullerton airport enroute to his home in Nevada. Pastini was initially said to be a retired Chicago, Illinois police officer. But, The Chicago Police Department has since advised the credentials found in the wreckage appear to be fake.
Maja Smith, an investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), said that a wing and fuel tank inexplicably separated from the Cessna 414A. Other parts of the aircraft reigned down on lawns along Crest Knoll Drive, set one home ablaze and damaged three others.
The names of those in the home who perished were Roy Lee Anderson, 85; Dahlia Marlies Leber Anderson, 68; Stacie Norene Leber, 48, of Corona; and Donald Paul Elliott, 58, of Norco.
The cause of the crash will not likely be announced by the NTSB for several months.
The Cessna 414A is a cabin-class, pressurized aircraft.
Story Date: February 12, 2019