Two killed in plane crash at Santa Monica Airport

Two people were killed in a plane crash at Santa Monica Airport on Thursday, the fire department said.

A small plane crashed on the runway just before 4:30 p.m., the Santa Monica Fire Department said. The two victims, who have not been identified, were the only people on board.

According to the fire department, there was no danger to the adjacent residential areas.

The Federal Aviation Administration identified the aircraft as a single-engine Piper Sport.

Video from KTLA-TV Channel 5 showed fire and police vehicles on the runway circling a charred spot on the ground.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

Further information, including the causes of the crash, was not available Thursday evening.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-09-08/two-killed-in-plane-crash-at-santa-monica-airport Two killed in plane crash at Santa Monica Airport

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