No survivors after plane hits hangar at Santa Monica Airport

 Monday, September 30, 2013


A business jet crashed into a hangar at the Santa Monica Airport on Sunday. No one survived the crash and subsequent fire, but authorities did not immediately determine how many were on board. The twin-engine Cessna Citation ran off the right side of the runway after landing at 6:20 p.m. Pacific Time, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor. Firefighters pour water on a hangar after a plane crashed into it Sunday night in Santa Monica, California.The hangar collapsed and was too unstable for firefighters to enter, said Captain John Nevandro of the Santa Monica Fire Department. "It was an unsurvivable crash," Nevandro said.
Various models of the Citation jet carry from seven to nine passengers, according to the manufacturer’s website.