Twenty-four-year-old Andrea Reaber lives
directly behind the hangar at Santa Monica Airport where a twin engine
plane crashed on Sunday evening. Reaber heard the
crash and witnessed the explosion. She told Patch, she first heard the
crash and then ran outside. "All of a sudden when we got halfway to our
fence we saw the explosion and all the smoke."
The sound of the
explosion was "like dropping a dumpster but 10 times worse," she added.
"We just heard it hitting the metal [of the hangar].
it's the fifth or sixth crash she's remembered seeing at Santa Monica
Airport. "We kind of expect [crashes]," she said. "You hear the old
[planes] struggling to go up and you hope [the] make it."
Mark Benjamin, Malibu resident and CEO of Morley Builders, along with his son, Luke, were believed to be on board the plane.