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Former Santa Monica Mayor Rex Minter has died after a small plane in which he was a passenger crashed on the Santa Monica beach Thursday afternoon, city officials confirmed. Santa Monica Mayor Gleam Davis confirmed in a tweet Thursday night that Minter was a passenger on the single-engine Cessna plane that capsized after the pilot landed on the coast.
Minter was 95 years old, a city spokesman said. No one on the beach was injured. “Unfortunately, former SM Mayor and Judge Rex Minter was the passenger on the plane,” Davis said in a comment on a video of the incident posted on Twitter. “He has passed away. I have spoken with his family and conveyed the City’s condolences.” Minter was elected to the Santa Monica City Council in 1955 and served as mayor from 1963 to 1967.
Rex Minter Age
Rex Minter was 27 years old.
Rex Minter Cause of Death
He later served as attorney for the city of Arcadia and as a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, he also served in the Navy. The city of Santa Monica said flags in front of City Hall will be lowered to half mast and a City Council meeting in the new year honoring Minter’s service will be called off.
Firefighters were called at 3:17 p.m. in the 1800 block of Santa Monica Beach, said Capt. Patrick Nulty, a spokesman for the city’s Fire Department. The plane landed on the beach and capsized in the waves, Nulty said. Two people, including Minter, were on board. Both occupants were transported to a hospital, the captain said.
The pilot had reported engine trouble after taking off from the Santa Monica airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the accident. No further information was available from federal authorities on Thursday.
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