The plane skimmed houses and power lines as it fell to earth. It burst into flames after it hit a parked car.
Thirty-five-year-old Allen of Rancho Santa Margarita, and his passengers, 34-year-old Scott McCullough of Garden Grove and 23 year old Zachary Ronald of Anaheim were killed when the plane crashed and caught fire. No one on the ground was injured.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.