Vigil held for 5 killed when plane hits California home

February 8, 2019 GMT

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of people have gathered in a candlelight ceremony to remember five people killed when a small plane crashed into a Southern California home.

The vigil was held Thursday night in a schoolyard in Yorba Linda.

A Cessna piloted by 75-year-old Antonio Pastini of Gardnerville, Nevada broke up Sunday and debris crashed into a Yorba Linda home where a family had gathered to watch the Super Bowl.

Pastini was on his way home after visiting his daughter and granddaughter.

The home burst into flames. Killed were the homeowners, 85-year-old Roy Lee Anderson and his 68-year-old wife, Dahlia Anderson, along with their daughter-in-law, 48-year-old Stacie Lever of Corona, and a son-in-law, 58-year-old Donald Elliott of Norco.

The crash is under investigation.