FAIRFAX CRASH TOLL NOW 4, INCLUDING THREE ON PLANE.Byline: Kerry Cavanaugh Staff Writer
Coroner's investigators on Saturday pulled three bodies from the charred Fairfax District apartment building torpedoed by a single-engine airplane Friday, and were searching for one more victim in the wreckage.
Officials did not identify the victims; however, Los Angeles Fire Department The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), also known as the Los Angeles City Fire Department to distinguish it from the Los Angeles County Fire Department. It is the agency that provides fire protection and emergency medical services for the city of Los Angeles. Capt. Jim Wells Jim Wells MLA (born 27 April 1957) is a politician from the Democratic Unionist Party and a deputy speaker of the Transitional Assembly (Northern Ireland).
Wells is one of six Assembly members for South Down. said three people were in the Bonanza BE-36 that took off from Santa Monica Airport Santa Monica Airport (IATA: SMO, ICAO: KSMO, FAA LID: SMO), also known as Santa Monica Municipal Airport, is a general aviation airport located in the heart of the residential community of Santa Monica, California, United States. 10 minutes before nose-diving into the apartment complex. The fourth was someone inside the 15-unit building.
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2. To cause damage to; impair.
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over 18 percent of his body when he ran through the smoke and flames to get to safety, spokeswoman Jamie Feldstein said.
Cunningham's wife, Andrea, who is 22 weeks pregnant, was at work when the crash occurred. He had been watching a D-Day remembrance program on television when the plane hit and the living room erupted in flames In Flames is a melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden founded in 1990. Along with Dark Tranquillity and At the Gates, they pioneered what is now known as melodic death metal. .
``They lost everything in the fire, including two cats,'' Feldstein said. The pungent pun·gent
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a. Penetrating, biting, or caustic: pungent satire.
b. smell of smoke hung over the corner of Spaulding Avenue and Clinton Street where firefighters were working to remove the wreckage Saturday.
The plane pierced the roof of the three-story building at 601 Spaulding Ave. and went straight through to the basement garage, Capt. Bill Wick said Saturday.
While the crash does not appear to have been intentional, the possibility has not been ruled out, officials said. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause, which could take several months to determine, officials said.
Firefighters searched the second and third floors Friday and discovered the body of one victim - a building occupant - who appeared to have been in the third floor hall but was crushed to the second floor, Wick said.
A second victim was found in the plane debris, and a third victim was pulled from the wreckage Saturday evening. The fourth has not been recovered.
``Our goal tomorrow is to unearth the debris and see if there are any more victims,'' Wick said Saturday. All residents in the building had been accounted for, he added, but fire officials did not know whether there were visitors.
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About half a dozen building residents came back Saturday to get necessities from their apartments.
A one-block radius around the apartment complex was closed to onlookers. Several people tried to learn the whereabouts of Tibor Reese, a Holocaust survivor in his 80s who lived in the building but who hadn't been seen at temple Saturday and wasn't on the Fire Department's hospital list.
``Nobody's seen him, nobody's accounted for him,'' said Pearl Lewinger.
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The remains of a victim from Friday's airplane crash in the Fairfax District are loaded into a coroner's vehicle Saturday afternoon.
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