Santa Monica, California Airplane Crash

A Cessna 172 plane navigated by a student pilot crashed into a home in Santa Monica, California in the neighborhood of Sunset Park. Ironically, the home was being remodled at the time of the crash. Four painters heard a strange noise and turned and noticed the plane coming straight for them, clipping some trees of a nearby house before landing on the home they were working on. The crew confessed how lucky they were to escape injury on the website.

The home is owned by actress Rachel Blanchard who has enjoyed a long career dating back to 1984 and has included such notable productions as the TV show 7th Heaven. The crash ignited a small fire on Rachel’s home which the quick-thinking painters extinguished with a garden hose. The accident is being investigated by Federal authorities. Resident in the area were annoyed by the frequency of the low-flying aircraft, but were not surprised by the accident. Unique Restoration responded to the crash by providing emergency boardup service.

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