Neighbors: Witness says plane came down in multiple pieces

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — An aviation expert says he’s confident investigators will figure out why a twin-engine plane broke apart in the air over a Southern California neighborhood.

National Transportation Safety Board officials on Tuesday planned to continue collecting parts of the plane that rained down onto suburban Yorba Linda.

Former accident investigator John Cox says midair breakups typically leave telltale signs in the plane’s metal.

He says investigators should be able to build a sequence of the breakup that will lead them back to where it originated.

The pilot killed Sunday was identified as 75-year-old Antonio Pastini.

Authorities are still trying to identify four people killed on the ground.

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