A pilot-in-training crashed his light plane into a home in Santa Monica earlier this week. The pilot only sustained a broken leg and no one on the ground was hurt. Federal investigators are now searching for answers as to what caused the single-engine aircraft to miss the runway. The plane was only a third of a mile away from the Santa Monica Airport when it went down in a residential neighborhood.
The airport director said the student pilot was practicing his take offs and landings that day and went around the airport to try to land. The National Transportation Safety Board has transported the Cessna 172 to a storage facility to conduct their inspection of the plane to see if a defect could be to blame. Homeowners in the area have argued for years that airplanes could easily overshoot their landings and crash into a house. One home is merely 300 feet away from the runway.
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