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No problems reported before Calif. jet crash

September 30, 2013
Associated Press

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — A federal investigator says no problems were reported before a private jet crashed into a hangar and burst into flames while landing at a Southern California airport.

Van McKenny of the National Transportation Safety Board says the pilot of the Cessna 525A did not communicate any trouble with the aircraft during its flight from Idaho to Santa Monica on Sunday.

McKenny says the plane veered off the runway after landing, turning sharply until it hit the hangar, which collapsed.

McKenny says it appears nobody on the ground was hurt but authorities are calling in cranes to remove metal wrapped around the plane before they can retrieve remains and the cockpit recorder.

An official with Morley Construction says the company's CEO and his son are believed to have been on board.



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