CORONA (CBSLA) — The coroner Friday released the names of the four people killed when a small plane crashed at the Corona Municipal Airport Wednesday afternoon.
Authorities identified the pilot of the aircraft as 85-year-old Joseph Zingali of Torrance. The three passengers were 61-year-old Paula Mitchell of La Mirada and 70-year-old Daniel Rodriguez and 63-year-old Teresa Rodriguez, both of Whittier.READ MORE: Co-Founder Of Black Lives Matter LA Sues LAPD Over Their Response To Swatting Call At Her Home
Witnesses said the single-engine Beech B-36 Bonanza crashed after the pilot made several attempts to take off downwind, briefly going airborne a number of times before crashing through a fence and bursting into flames.READ MORE: Father And Son Arrested In Connection With 3 Cold Case Murders In East LA Dating Back to 2014
A spokesperson with the Corona Fire Department said it was possible that the plane was overloaded.MORE NEWS: California Passes New Warehouse Safety Law Seeking To Protect Amazon Workers
A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board will likely be published next week.