A pilot broke his leg and was seriously injured today. The pilot was flying his small white Cessna 172 airplane when it crashed into the side of a house on 21st and Navy in Santa Monica, California. Luckily, there was only damage to the house and no fatalities. The crash happened a less than a block from the Santa Monica airport. It is not known at this time what caused the crash. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer says the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash. One thing is certain, the pilot is one lucky man!
A group of children on bicycles were very close by, and Oliver Peake, aged 12, took the photo shortly before Police closed the Street off to traffic.