YORBA LINDA, Calif. - The Orange County Sheriff's Department Coroner's Office has identified the four people killed in Yorba Linda on Feb. 3 after a plane crashed into a single-family home.
The victims are:
The victims' family released the following statement via the Sheriff's Department on Twitter:
"We are devastated by our loss of our family members who will be greatly missed. Our family bond is tight and each member lost in this tragedy represents more than just one role within our family. We lost parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, spouses, sisters, brothers, aunts and uncles. The home lost was a beacon for so many family and friends where many celebrations were held."
"We want to thank our extended family and friends who have provided amazing support, kindness, and compassion. It takes a village."
"We are grateful to the neighbors and first-responders who put themselves in harm's way in the moments immediately following the crash, as well as the various city and county agencies who worked so tirelessly since the incident to provide us with assistance and answers."
"We would like to thank the local city fire departments, Orange County Fire Authority, local law enforcement, Trauma Intervention Programs, Inc, Orange County Sheriff's Department Coroner Division, UCI Medical Center, the National Transportation Safety Board, Yorba Linda personnel and surrounding communities."
"As we deal with the reality that lies ahead, we ask that the news media please respect our privacy during this extremely difficult time."
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the victims of the Yorba Linda plane crash at https://www.gofundme.com/2sswd-family-forever.
Officials identified the pilot as 75-year-old Antonio Pastini.