SANTA MONICA, Calif. --Two people were killed Wednesday when a small plane crashed at Santa Monica Airport and burst into flames.The single-engine airplane crashed during take-off at the west end of the airport runway, according to Ian Gregor, Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson. The crash occurred at 5:05 p.m.
The cause of the crash was under investigation.
Santa Monica Airport has been closed.
The plane is a Marchetti F260 model, said Gregor. It is registered as an experimental craft. The plane is licensed to a Malibu-based company.
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