Monday, 30 September 2013

Private jet bursts into flames after 'unsurvivable' crash on runway

A private jet has exploded into flames after sliding off the runway in Santa Monica, California, Sunday night in a crash that authorities are calling 'unsurvivable.'

Smoke could been seen billowing high into the sky above the Santa Monica Airport, where the twin-engine Cessna Citation jet crashed into a hanger about Sunday afternoon.

It is unknown how many people were aboard the jet and no fatalities have been confirmed.

However, Santa Monica Fire Captain John Nevandro told reporters 'I was an unsurvivable crash.'

KNBC-TV reports that the plane crashed about 6.20pm Pacific Time.

The plane was landing in Santa Monica en route from Hailey, Idaho, a resort town the boasts celebrity residents like Tom Hanks, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis.

However, neighbors reported hearing a thunderous boom before the fire started.

Dozens of Twitter users posted pictures of a large cloud of smoke coming from the airport.

The aircraft then caught fire. Firefighters are currently battling the blaze, which sent a cloud of smoke billowing above the city 15 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

The cloud could be seen from miles away, including on Venice Beach.

The plane belongs to Creative Real Estate Exchange LLC, an real estate company whose owner lives in Malibu.

The jet has taken eight flights since September 15.

Monday 30 September 2013


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