Santa Monica, Calif. • A small jet that took off from Idaho has crashed into a storage hangar and started a large fire after landing Sunday night at a Southern California airport, officials said.
The twin-engine Cessna Citation that took off from Hailey, Idaho, went off the right side of the runway at Santa Monica Municipal Airport at about 6:20 p.m. and struck the hangar, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said.
The fire destroyed the hangar, Santa Monica Fire Department spokeswoman Bridgett Lewis said.
"It was a total loss," Lewis said.
The blaze did minor damage to two other buildings and several units were in defensive mode to keep it from spreading further, Lewis said.