Santa Monica Airport Plane Crash Update: Crane To Remove Collapsed Hangar
Posted Sep. 30, 2013, 8:31 am
Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief
A crane will be used Monday morning at Santa Monica Airport to remove the collapsed hangar that's concealed an eight-seat twin-engine Cessna Citation that crashed into it at 6:20 pm Sunday.
National Transportation Safety Board investigators will be on scene to determine how many people were on board the plane, which has been described as an "unsurvivable crash."
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor told The Mirror on Sunday night that 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.