Deadly California plane crash caught on video, 29-year-old victim identified

The harrowing final moments of a small plane that plummeted to the ground Sunday were captured on a dashcam video, as family members have identified one of the five victims in the tragedy.

The Cessna 414 Chancellor crashed in Santa Ana, approximately a mile from John Wayne Airport, in the parking lot of a shopping center, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Arlene Salac. She added the pilot of the aircraft had declared an emergency shortly before the crash.

A driver captured the moment the plane spiraled to the ground on a dashboard camera. People who witnessed the crash said the plane's engine cut out as it fell to the ground.

This photo provided by Eddie Ponsdomenech shows a twin-engine aircraft crashed near the South Coast Plaza shopping center in Santa Ana, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Arlene Salac says the twin-engine Cessna 414 declared an emergency before crashing about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from Orange County's John Wayne Airport. (Eddie Ponsdomenech/PonsMedia via AP)

A twin-engine aircraft crashed near the South Coast Plaza shopping center in Santa Ana, Calif.  (Eddie Ponsdomenech/PonsMedia via AP)

"My godson and I heard the noise, and then I looked up, and it was already lowering down. It, like, lost control, and it was twirling, and the more twirl, the more lower it came down, and then we heard the bang," Connie Hernandez told ABC7.

All five people on board the aircraft were killed, officials said. One of the victims was identified by family members as 29-year-old Nasim Ghanadan, who is a realtor at Pacific Union and was on the flight for work, KGO-TV reported.

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Nasim Ghanadan was killed in the crash on Sunday.  (Facebook)

A spokesperson for Pacific Union told KGO-TV that all of the passengers on the flight worked for the company.

SMALL PLANE CRASHES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PARKING LOT; 5 KILLED, AUTHORITIES SAY

Ghanadan's profile on the company website said her clients "appreciate her honesty, tenacious work ethic, strong negotiation skills, and cheerful spirit."

"Her business philosophy is to treat her clients like family," the website stated.

Photos from the scene showed the plane upright, but on its belly. Several roads surrounding the shopping center and the South Coast Plaza mall across the street were closed.

Santa Ana fire and police and Orange County Fire departments respond to the scene of a deadly plane crash in a parking lot near the intersection of Bristol and Sunflower Streets near South Coast Plaza in Santa Ana, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. The pilot of the Cessna 414 declared an emergency before crashing about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from John Wayne Airport, Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Arlene Salac said.  (Allen J. Schaben /Los Angeles Times via AP)

Santa Ana fire and police and Orange County Fire departments respond to the scene of a deadly plane crash in a parking lot.  (Allen J. Schaben /Los Angeles Times via AP)

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash, Salac said.

Fox News' Samuel Chamberlain contributed to this report. 

Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed