No Survivors From Eight-Seat Plane Crash At Santa Monica Airport
Posted Sep. 29, 2013, 10:14 pm
Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief
Authorities have said there are no survivors after an eight-seat twin-engine Cessna Citation crashed into a hangar at Santa Monica Airport at 6:20 pm Sunday.
According to reports, a Santa Monica Fire Department Captain said it was an "unsurvivable crash."
The number of people on board is still unknown.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor confirmed to The Mirror the twin-engine Cessna Citation went off the right side of the runway after landing.
Gregor said the plane then struck a hangar.
"We do not have information on the number of people on board or their conditions," Gregor told The Mirror.
Gregor said the plane departed from Hailey, Idaho.
According to flight tracking website Flightaware.com, the plane's tail number was N194SJ, which is registered in Malibu to CREX-MML LLC.
The website said the plane departed Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey, ID at 5:14 pm MDT (4:14 pm PST). The flight lasted two hours 10 minutes before arriving at SMO.
The plane had departed SMO on Friday 7:15 pm PST, arriving at Friedman Memorial at 10:02 pm MDT.