Jet in 'Unsurvivable' Crash at Calif. Airport

Santa Monica crash sparked fire
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 30, 2013 2:28 AM CDT
Small Jet Crashes Into Calif. Airport
Firefighters work near a collapsed hangar at the site of a plane crash in Santa Monica, Calif. last night.   (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

A twin-engine Cessna Citation jet smashed into a hangar at Santa Monica Airport last night in a crash and fire officials say was "unsurvivable." The jet, arriving from an elite skiing area in Idaho, veered off the runway and crashed into a storage hangar, sparking a blaze that collapsed the hangar and damaged two other buildings, reports the Los Angeles Times. It's not clear how many people were on board the jet, which can carry a maximum of eight passengers and two crew members, the AP reports. The flames have been extinguished. (More plane crash stories.)

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