Los Angeles, CA – Rex Minter Loses Life in Fatal Plane Crash South of Santa Monica Pier near Ocean Front Walk
Los Angeles, CA (December 26, 2022) – A fatal plane crash took place in the Santa Monica area on Thursday that claimed the life of the Los Angeles County Superior Court judge and former Santa Monica mayor, Rex Minter.
On December 22, the Santa Monica Fire Department and the Police Department responded to the scene of a crash that took place off Ocean Front Walk.
According to reports, at around 315 p.m., a single-engine Cessna 150 airplane crash occurred in the 1800 block of the Santa Monica beach near Ocean Front Walk.
The aircraft reportedly departed the airport in Santa Monica before the accident. As the pilot attempted to land the plane on the hardpacked sand, it flipped over. Engine issues were reported in the accident. Two people were on the plane at the time of the accident.
One person on board, identified as Minter, was fatally injured. He died after arriving at the hospital.
The pilot’s condition is currently unknown.
The incident remains under investigation.
We hope the victim injured in this accident recovers quickly.
We offer our condolences to the family of Rex Minter at this time.
Fatal Plane Accidents in California
Each year, countless people die as a result of fatal plane crashes that take place in the United States. While the exact causes of any particular plane crash can be hard to determine, there are some leading causes of fatal accidents that we know contribute to many crashes. These include:
- Pilot error: This is often the most cited cause of fatal plane accidents. Pilot error can encompass a wide range of things, from poor decision-making to flying in unsafe conditions.
- Mechanical failure: Even the best-maintained aircraft can experience mechanical problems that can lead to fatal accidents. Common issues include engine failure, loss of control due to structural damage, and landing gear problems.
- Weather: Inclement weather is one of the most common reasons for planes to be diverted or delayed, but it can also be a factor in crashes. Severe turbulence, high winds, and low visibility can all make flying extremely dangerous and lead to accidents.
- Air traffic control error: Air traffic controllers have a huge responsibility when it comes to keeping planes safe while in the air. Unfortunately, mistakes do happen, and they can sometimes have tragic consequences.
If your family has been affected by a devastating loss due to an airplane crash, the Law Offices of John C. Ye in Santa Monica is committed to helping you get justice. With years of experience and a compassionate legal team, we will fight for what’s right and provide you with the necessary tools to protect your family from further harm. Schedule a free consultation today and allow us to help make things right. Contact our Santa Monica wrongful death lawyers today to get started by calling (866) 771-9467.
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