A Cessna 172 aircraft crashed into a residential neighborhood in Santa Monica this Monday. The student pilot hit a cinder brick wall and the nose of the plane crashed into part of the house. The director of the Santa Monica Airport says the man was practicing his take offs and landings when the accident occurred. Fortunately, the pilot only suffered a broken leg and no one on the ground was injured. Three workers painting the home helped him out of the plane and put out a small fire with a garden hose.
Federal investigators are looking into the cause of the crash. The plane has been taken in to be examined for defects and investigators are conducting interviews with airport tower witnesses and the pilot's aviation school operators. Residents in the area have fought to ban fast-landing jets but were shot down by the FAA.
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