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Small Plane Hits Building In Santa Monica?  
User currently onlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7639 posts, RR: 18
Posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2816 times:

Haven't gotten a source besides a post by MyFoxPhoenix relaying something from a sister station in LA. What's going on over there?


Only thing that they say is that it was a small plane which clipped a tree and slammed into something else, no word on injuries but sounds quite serious


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User currently offlinetimaay419 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2797 times:

A friend of mine that lives in Westwood, along Santa Monica Blvd, just posted on Facebook that a plane had just crashed 6 buildings away from her.

User currently offlinetimaay419 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2739 times:

According to my source it crashed in Westwood at the intersection of Glendon Ave and Mississippi Ave.

from @KimNBCLA on twitter:

LAFD says pilot dead in Westwood plane crash. No homes hit. No injuries on ground. Less than 2 miles from Santa Monica airport

Pilot declared an emergency shortly after leaving Santa Monica airport. Plane registered to Santa Monica resident.


LA Times page: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...t&utm_medium=twitter&dlvrit=649324

[Edited 2012-08-10 19:04:14]

User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2739 times:

From the LA Times website

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...od-neighborhood-sparking-fire.html

There was another aircraft which crashed into a residential neighborhood near Santa Monica about a year ago - Aug 29, 2011.


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25519 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2496 times:

More fuel to the fire for shutting down SMO.

Annual ritual of community crashes is becoming too much...



From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2988 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2448 times:

I know exactly where that is; don't live far from it, in fact. Always sad to hear about these incidents. They are happening way to often.


The 747 will always be the TRUE queen of the skies!
User currently onlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7639 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2403 times:

Here we go finally a news source:
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012...st-los-angeles-neighborhood-1-dead

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 4):
More fuel to the fire for shutting down SMO.

It does seem like it's in a very packed location, but at the same time, same with Scottsdale Municipal here in Arizona


How often does something like this happen?



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12251 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2071 times:
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Sounds a lot like Paulo's crash, except he made it back to the airport before crashing.


911, where is your emergency?
User currently offlinenjxc500 From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1998 times:

Some better photos here.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...eighborhood.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

R.I.P., condolences to the family.


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25519 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 6):
How often does something like this happen?

According to today's paper they says airport has had two off airport crashes per year since 2007. This was the first one for 2012.



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