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A private jet which had taken off from Hailey, Idaho crashed into a storage hangar Sunday night as it was landing in Santa Monica airport.
According to The Associated Press, officials and rescuers did not expect to find any survivors. John Nevandro, Santa Monica Fire Department Captain, said the crash “was an unsurvivable crash.”
Firefighters could not enter the hangar, as it was unstable and later, it finally collapsed. Rescuers would need a crane in order to even reach the plane.
Authorities do not yet know how many people were on the plane, but the model, a twin-engine Cessna Citation, is designed to hold eight passengers and two crew members. Crews are still looking for any survivors, but as of now, authorities believe at least one is dead—if not all of the passengers and crew on board, TIME reports.
The airplane caused minor damages to several surrounding buildings, and according to The Los Angeles Times, was very close to hitting residential homes—just 150 feet away from the crash site. David Goddard, chairman of the Santa Monica Airport Commission, said Monday morning that if the plane did not hit the hangar, it would have, with great certainty, hit these homes.