PHX787
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Small Plane Hits Building In Santa Monica?

Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:48 am

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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Timaay419
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RE: Small Plane Hits Building In Santa Monica?

Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:54 am

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.
 
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RE: Small Plane Hits Building In Santa Monica?

Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:00 am

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]
 
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RE: Small Plane Hits Building In Santa Monica?

Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:01 am

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.
 
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RE: Small Plane Hits Building In Santa Monica?

Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:59 am

More fuel to the fire for shutting down SMO.

Annual ritual of community crashes is becoming too much...
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RE: Small Plane Hits Building In Santa Monica?

Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:19 am

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.
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RE: Small Plane Hits Building In Santa Monica?

Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:43 am

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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RE: Small Plane Hits Building In Santa Monica?

Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:28 pm

Sounds a lot like Paulo's crash, except he made it back to the airport before crashing.
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RE: Small Plane Hits Building In Santa Monica?

Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:32 pm

Some better photos here.

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

R.I.P., condolences to the family.
 
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RE: Small Plane Hits Building In Santa Monica?

Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:38 pm

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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