A student pilot flying a single-engine aircraft crashed into a home in Santa Monica on Monday. The director of the Santa Monica Airport says the man was practicing his take offs and landings that day when something went wrong. Luckily, the home was vacant and the pilot and people on the ground were not seriously harmed. The pilot-in-training only suffered from a broken leg.
Now, federal investigators are searching for a cause of the crash. They have been reviewing audio tapes from air traffic control, inspecting the aircraft for defects, and interviewing personnel from the airport and the aviation school. Residents in the area say they have fought to ban fast-landing jets but the FAA decided they could land safely.