New Video Reveals Lethal Aircraft Crash Close to Santa Monica Pier
A small aircraft crashed on the crowded seashore close to the well-known Santa Monica Pier, killing the city’s former mayor … and it is all on video.
The deadly wreck occurred Thursday afternoon, when a single-engine Cessna took off from the Santa Monica airport and some minutes later crashed on a well-known stretch of sand.
Video exhibits the aircraft making an attempt to make an emergency touchdown on the shoreline simply south of Santa Monica Pier, however the aircraft flips over on its prime because the pilot tries to land within the waves.
Former Santa Monica Mayor Rex Minter was the lone passenger on the aircraft, and he died within the crash. The pilot survived the crash, however has but to be recognized.
The pilot reportedly made a misery name shortly after takeoff, saying there was a problem with the engine … and he risked the seashore touchdown, saying he thought it was the one possibility.
Beachgoers have been surprised because the aircraft crashed proper in entrance of them … and lifeguards, police and firefighters rushed to the scene.
95-year-old Minter was elected Santa Monica mayor approach again within the day … serving between 1963 and 1967 earlier than occurring to be a Los Angeles County Superior Court docket choose.