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The former mayor of Santa Monica was killed when a plane he was in crashed near the famed Santa Monica Pier.
Former Mayor Rex Minter’s death was confirmed Friday by current Mayor Gleam Davis.
“Sadly, former [Santa Monica] mayor and judge Rex Minter was the passenger in the plane that crashed on the beach south of the Pier this afternoon,” Davis wrote on social media. “He has passed away. I have spoken with his family and relayed the City’s deepest condolences to them.”
There’s no word on the condition of the pilot.
Watch video of the plane crash below.
LISTEN: The pilot that crashed his plane in the water near the Santa Monica Pier made an emergency call to air traffic controllers before the crash.— Mike Rogers (@MikeRogersTV) December 23, 2022
MORE: https://t.co/zbfS751XIo pic.twitter.com/tNYl2X79Wa
Just took this. Hope everyone is OK pic.twitter.com/6QyxuYdOr8— Gabe Goodwin (@GabeTheWP) December 23, 2022