UPDATE: Authorities Identify Three Of the Four Bodies In The Santa Monica Plane Crash


By Paul Johnson

Santa Monica, California  ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV )  -  Authorities have identified three of the people inside the airplane that crashed at the Santa Monica airport Sunday. 

  (Photo: California DMV)  -  Lauren Winkler, 28 of Irvine was one of the four on board, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office. 


The coroner has also said Mark Benjamin, 63 of Malibu and


Kyla Dupont, 53 of San Diego were on the plane when it crashed. 

The fourth body has yet to be identified officials say. 

On Monday, Charles Muttillo, the vice president of Morley Construction said, “We are aware of a plane crash at Santa Monica Airports. While we do not have specific facts, we believe that our President and CEO, Mark Benjamin, and his son, Luke Benjamin, a Senior Project Engineer with us were on board,”
The Cessna Citation, which had departed from Hailey, Idaho, went off the right side of a runway and struck a hangar at 6:20 p.m. Sunday, according to Ian Gregor, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman. The hangar then collapsed.

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