No problems reported before LA-area jet crash

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    http://centurylink.net/news/read/ca...p-no_survivors_expected_in_fiery_calif_jet-ap

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

    Mark Benjamin, CEO of Morley Construction, and his son, Luke Benjamin, were believed to be aboard the aircraft, Vice President Charles Muttillo told The Associated Press. Luke Benjamin was a senior project manager at the Santa Monica-based company........

    Investigators called in two cranes to lift the wrecked building off the plane before they tried to retrieve remains and the cockpit voice recorder, McKenny said.......

    After touching down, "he veered off the right side of the runway and then as he continued down, the turn got sharper and sharper," McKenny said.......more........

    It's so strange to me that this happened after they landed with no apparent problems.
     
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    Coroner: 4 bodies inside jet that crashed near LA

    http://www.centurylink.net/news/rea...p-no_trouble_reported_before_s_calif_jet_c-ap

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forensic specialists worked to identify the remains of four people pulled Tuesday from the charred wreckage of a private jet that crashed into a hangar after landing, while federal safety investigators curtailed their work due to the partial government shutdown.

    The Los Angeles County coroner's office took the remains from the aircraft at Santa Monica Airport and tried to match new dental X-rays with X-rays of people believed to be aboard, Lt. Fred Corral said. That process could be completed Wednesday.

    Among the likely deceased were Mark Benjamin, CEO of a prominent Southern California construction company, and his son, Luke Benjamin, a senior project manager with the company.

    More at link.....
     
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    I wonder if the pilot had a sudden medical problem.
     
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    I was wondering about that too but now knowing 3 other people were in the plane, why couldn't somebody stop the plane or grab the controls from him before it ran into the hangar? Were all of them incapacitated for some reason?
     
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    LA Coroner's office IDing 4 bodies found in jet

    http://www.centurylink.net/news/rea...ap-la_coroners_office_iding_4_bodies_found-ap

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just as he had so many times before, Mark Benjamin rode his small jet from a town in the Idaho wilderness he loved to the Southern California airport he knew so well.

    The flight went well until, landing into the sunset, it veered off the runway and into a storage hangar.

    On Tuesday, forensic specialists worked to identify the remains of four people pulled from the charred wreckage of Benjamin's Cessna 525A. Meanwhile, federal safety investigators curtailed their work due to the partial government shutdown...........
     

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