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Plane Crash Off The Coast Of SMO  
User currently offlineFutureSDPDcop From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1293 posts, RR: 5
Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 6625 times:

http://kfmb.com/stories/story.42441.html

The news said there were a comfirmed 2 dead, one being Peter Tamarkin (sp), the host of the 80's game show "Press Your Luck" and his wife although not posted on their site yet. Story is linked and follows as well.


A small plane crashed in Santa Monica Bay Monday after apparent engine trouble. One person was killed, another was rescued and third person was being sought, authorities said.

The Beech A36 went down about 9:35 a.m. while apparently trying to return to Santa Monica Airport because of engine trouble, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer. He cautioned that the account was based on preliminary information.

Three people were reported aboard the plane and searchers recovered one body and rescued one person alive but in unknown condition, said Coast Guard spokesman Nathan Henise. The search for the third person continued.

The site where the single-engine plane hit the water was about a half-mile southwest of Santa Monica Pier.

A local television station reported from a helicopter overhead that the plane went down 200 yards to 300 yards off the beach.

Lifeguard boats and surfboards were clustered at the scene.

Weather at midmorning was sunny with five-mile visibility, according to the Santa Monica city Web site.

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User currently offlineFutureSDPDcop From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1293 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 6559 times:

Now they are updating some info. Plane was headed to the San Diego area for an "Angel" flight or something to that affect where private pilots donate their time to fly the sick to different hospitals for treatment.

Peter and his wife were found but the third passenger is still missing.


User currently offlineRemcor From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 6523 times:

I really feel bad for all of them; but, unfortunately it seems that he finally hit a whammy.

I'm sorry, but I had to say it.

[Edited 2006-03-14 02:14:40]

User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3706 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6084 times:

This was the aircraft involved: N16JR

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[Edited 2006-03-15 03:36:42]


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User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5973 times:

I hope the guy who is missing survived.  Sad


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User currently offlineFdex727 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5925 times:

Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 4):
I hope the guy who is missing survived.

I believe that three were listed on the flight plan, the third being the person they were going to pick up. That's what I saw in a report.


User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25346 posts, RR: 49
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5880 times:

The crash killed former TV game show host Peter Tomarken of the 1980s famous "Press Your Luck" and his wife along with an unidentified pilot whom were enroute to San Diego to pick up a medical patient.

http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/2458961.html



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User currently offlineChiGB1973 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5858 times:

Quoting Remcor (Reply 2):
really feel bad for all of them; but, unfortunately it seems that he finally hit a whammy

hehe

I am kind of shocked at this. I mean, I watch GSN all the time. Weird. What an awesome thing they were doing with Angel Flight!

M


User currently offlineApodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4272 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5719 times:

Thats shocking. I loved Press Your Luck in its day and still enjoy watching the reruns. Peter Tomarken was a good man and a class act. My prayers are with his family. Unfortunately, the whammy finally won.

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